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My Doctor mentioned that towards the end of my pregnancy I will be going to the hospital for some testing due to my age (38 in a month), does anyone happen to know what tests are going to be done?
Thank you in advance and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Most likely an NST (non-stress test). They hook you up to one of those fetal monitors around your belly for awhile to make sure the baby is doing ok. Most docs don't have the equipment in their offices, so they send you to L&D at the hospital to get it done. Sometimes they do an ultrasound at the same time to check on the baby and make sure your fluid level is ok. Nothing to worry about.
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That's interesting. I'm 38 and my doctor hasn't mentioned any special end-of-pregnancy testing. As PPs mentioned, it must be an NST since genetic testing is done much earlier. I would ask your doctor why they think it's necessary - I don't think it's standard in most offices to do one unless they suspect a problem, even if we are AMA moms. It seems like it's just extra cost to you and your insurance company for no good reason (and AMA is not really a good reason to do an NST IMHO). You will also I'm sure be doing the gest. diabetes test around 28 weeks, but everyone has to do that regardless of age. Anyways, yeah if I were you I would question this one. Best of luck!
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