hi all- I ghosted these boards back in the fall when I got pregnant the first time but unfortunately I lost that pregnancy. Happily, I just got pregnant again... at 43. All looked good in the ultrasound today so we're cautiously optimistic. In a month, I need to get genetic testing for birth defects, and I know the chances of them increase with age. Since I have various options (amnio, cvs, non-invasive) I'm curious what everyone eise's thoughts are? I know there's a risk of miscarriage with amnio, though it's probably the best way to test for abnormalities. No history of birth defects in either family. And I am likely going to meet with a genetic counselor. But any advice from this group would be greatly appreciated!
Re: Pregnant at 43... What testing To Get?
In our case we started with a 1/127 chance of chromosomal abnormalities (I'm 37), but after sequential testing we are down to less than 1/10000. It's not a "guarantee" but it was good enough for us.
We were offered genetic screens too, but declined due to no history on either side of our families and because it wouldn't change our pregnancy until baby was here anyway.
TTC#1 since November 2015
9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017
TTC #2 since July 2018
May 2019 IVF #2: BFP! (beta#1 346, beta#2 646) - vanishing twin at 8 weeks. Baby B still going strong - due 2/8/20!
7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!
fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP!
Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)
@Sarck Congratulations! Best of luck to you! I’m glad your ultrasound went well too!