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January 1st, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Because of our age, what extra testing have you, will you or might you get done? Is there anyone who will NOT be getting extra tests?

I have three kids 9, 7, and 5 with a few miscarriages along the way. I never had many tests done in the past, just basic things. Now this time I will be 37 at the time of delivery and I am starting to think I might need to worry a bit.
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January 2nd, 2012, 01:43 PM
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I had an amnio, it was really fast and easy and bought me a lot of inner peace.
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January 3rd, 2012, 02:03 PM
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I have just done the NT scan and the blood screen that goes along with it. If either time they had shown any markers or increased risk I would have opted for the amnio. But both times my risks dramatically decreased after the tests.
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January 10th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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With my first three pregnancies I had the NT test done and then any and all other tests bar the Amnio.

With pregnancy #4 (technically #5) I had a CVS test done at 11wks & 3 days.
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January 11th, 2012, 05:44 PM
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I am 37. Our baby is due on my 38th birthday We are not having any testing done. We have discussed it and just don't see any reason for the testing.
We would never terminate and we will have many, many ultrasounds (because of my age) so, we decided against testing.
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January 12th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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We are not having any extra testing done. It wouldn't change anything and would just make me worry!
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January 18th, 2012, 05:53 AM
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I'm 41, and I, too, have elected not to have any extra testing done. For the same reasons I would never terminate, so why worry and stress over it?
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January 23rd, 2012, 03:08 AM
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Thanks ladies. We will not have any extra tests done either.
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January 31st, 2012, 09:52 AM
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No extra testing for me either. I was 36 when my 1st was born & 40 for my 2nd.
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March 11th, 2012, 11:16 AM
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I changed my mind and we had the NT scan with blood test. All looks good! My risk is that of a 15 year old. I feel great now too! No more MS!!
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