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Other than genetic testing for problems like Down's syndrome (which you can do or not, it's totally up to you), I haven't found any thing different in the care I receive being 41, than I did at 23. LOL.
Us 'older moms' do have a slightly higher risk of genetic problems. So that's something you have to decide about, whether you want the extra testing or not.
Congrats !!!! I noticed you in the Sept. 2012 DDC along with my sister and a few other friends.
Testing is such a personal decision..in regards to what to expect, you can request or decline just about any test. Totally up to you. I opted for a CVS test with Tegan based on my last pregnancy which ended in a m/c plus my age.
Yeah, I'm a Sept. 2012 mamma too. I am not getting any extra tests done unless at my 20 week scan there seems to be a 'need' to.
I have to say this pregnancy is kicking my butt already in a way the other didn't! i don't know if it is my age or just because it is a different kiddo in there.
I recently found out through blood-work I was deficient in vit. B-12 since adding a supplement daily, I have so much more energy, I was so drained prior. I too thought being so tired was due to my age,40. It's safe to take even if you don't get tested since it's water soluble, you just pee out what your body does not need. It improves the memory too! I just learned that so many of as we get older especially, are deficient in B-12.