This is my second pregnancy, but the last one I only 19 and healthy. This one I'm 38. I asked my doctor about genetic testing because of my age and the fact that I have limited family history from being adopted and she brushed it off. One of my questions is, does being AMA automatically make you high-risk? If so, what tests should I be expecting?
Re: Testing questions
I hope that your OB isn't one of those who thinks that it's all about terminating a pregnancy. It's not. It's about your choice to either do that, or to be prepared if there is some abnormality found with your child.
CVS is done between 10 and 13 weeks: https://americanpregnancy.org/prenatal-testing/chorionic-villus-sampling/
Amnio is done between 14 and 20 weeks: https://americanpregnancy.org/prenatal-testing/amniocentesis/
The blood tests can be done whenever, it seems like, but you get them done earlier so that you have time to do either a CVS or an Amnio if you want to.
ETA: The blood tests are screening for your risk factors and levels, but cannot tell you for sure anything: they tell the risk level that you may have for something. The other two are diagnostic, so will tell you definitive answers.