Over 35 Mothers

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Kate - December 18

I will be 40 at delivery..if I make it that far.I had first drs. appt. and I am even more freaked out.Will I make it to 12weeks, will the child have birth defects, will I miscarry after the amnio?Is anyone else out there feeling like this?Has anyone else had the amnio?It seems to be a very supportive group of women here..I'm looking for a little of it for myself.

 

Lisa - December 18

Hi Kate. I am 39, having my 5th baby in February. I had the same concerns as you, i didn't have the amnio as the initial ultra sound results indicated i wasn't in a high risk for having a baby with down's. I have made it to 32 weeks...everything is going really well. Once i got past the 4th month i was a lot less concerned about losing the baby. I fully understand your concern and i am sure that once you get to 12 weeks and the amnio is done, the anxiety about the health and well being of the baby will reduce significantly. All the best

 

E - December 18

I cannot share your experience but I wish you well and my only advice is to try to put as much positive energy into this as possible. Chances are greater than not that you will go on to deliver a healthy baby. You may have a higher risk of certain defects than other age groups but your odds not dismal. Again, GL!!!

 

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