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January 13th, 2014, 08:52 AM
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I had my first OB appointment today. After the pelvic exam the dr said that everything seems to be right on target with the dates I gave her and scheduled me for an ultrasound next week. She suggested that because I'm considered "advanced maternal age" that I should have the First Trimester Screen which is a combo of an u/s and blood test to check for chromosome abnormalities. I'm on the fence. While I was pregnant with my son they found a "bright spot" on his heart which is a marker for Down Syndrome. As a result they did bloodwork and my risk (3 years ago) was EXTREMELY low- lower than someone in their 20's. No matter the results I wouldn't abort... but if there IS something wrong I'd like to know so that I can prepare.

Has anyone else had these done?
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January 13th, 2014, 11:01 AM
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Hi! I did the triple screen with my first, and the results were negative. I also would like to be prepared. But there is nothing that would ever make me decide to do an amnio or a cvs, so I'd never be 100% sure if there was a problem; just prepared for the possible. I will likely do the triple or quad screen and the NT scan again this time.
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January 14th, 2014, 03:25 PM
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You might want to look into MaterniT21 it is a simple blood test that can be done as early as 10 weeks.
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January 14th, 2014, 06:46 PM
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Ah yes, I've heard about that in my ddc! I will have to ask her about that when I go for the u/s Tuesday. Thanks for the reminder!!
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January 16th, 2014, 03:10 AM
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We opted for the CVS test this time because we wanted to know if there were any problems.
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January 18th, 2014, 01:46 PM
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My insurance wouldn't pay for the matuniti21 so we opt for the CVS test
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