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Surprise pregnancy at 44!
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 02:00 PM
Hi, my DD is 4wks and I am 43. Had DS at 40. I had an amnio with both, and all was well throughout pregnancies. Tired now chasing after the near 3 yr old and managing a new born, but isn't everyone at any age? I was worried how I'd cope with 2 but going better than I thought - so far....
Posted 24 March 2015 - 10:55 AM
I called the doctor's office today. They ordered a quantative hcg level which is i the normal range. Due to my age I am having a progesterone level done tomorrow To make sure I have enough to support the pregnancy. I am also having an ultrasound at the end of the week. I don't have any symptoms as of yet other than a missed period. Since this is my 8th pregnancy I should know the symptoms by now. í ½í¸Š I am not scared or nervous for the results. All will be good.
Posted 24 March 2015 - 11:41 AM
Congratluations! I'm sitting her typing this with my one-month-old sleeping on my lap - my third child: I'm 45... So yes, it can work out!
The non-invasive tests are called NIPT - some can have a higher false positive rate for Turner's when the mother is "advanced maternal age", but should be accurate enough on the main chromosomal risks. Note that these are still screening tests, however, not diagnostic ones: they have a lower false positive rate than earlier screens, but still must be confirmed with an invasive diagnostic test for accuracy (they also do have a potential false negative rate, but it's low compared to other screens).
All the best for your pregnancy!
Posted 02 April 2015 - 12:45 AM
Hi there all
So nice to see some older mums here! Everywhere I go I seem to be the oldest and I don't find a lot of the younger mums that welcoming around where I live. So glad to see a bunch of friendly mums gathering here!
Posted 03 April 2015 - 06:20 AM
All is well so far. Ultrasound showed a low heart beat and a subchorionic hemorrhage (sch). I am also 7 weeks today. I have a repeat ultrasound on the 9th. I had a sch for 2 of my other pregnancies although I was a lot younger then. I did bleed for a few days with them but it subsided on its own. I think I was 16 weeks along then. Morning sickness has started, nausea mostly but if eat some sort of protien I do ok.
How is everybody else doing?
Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:18 AM
How are things op? Everything going okay?
The OP was from March 2014. From another of her threads, it looks as if, sadly, she lost her little one.
Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:20 PM
Sorry I only just read the Mama lost her bub. Heartfelt sympathy.
Edited by girasole, 21 March 2016 - 06:21 PM.
Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:32 AM
Im so sorry to learn that the baby was lost
That's heavy news for all mums who have experienced such sadness. Im not sure if you are still online, but if you are, I hope you have good support around you and can find a way to eventually be at peace with this.
Im not sure if you will try again, but more power to you (and all mature mums-to-be who are brave enough to push the status quo).
Edited by Anouk8, 01 July 2017 - 10:37 AM.
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