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...when you deliver we'll need to set up an appointment with the genetic counselor as well."
Jeez. Nothing like making me extra-super-DUPER aware of my age. Stupid appointment making woman.
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I don't get it, why a genetic counselor AFTER delivery? Isn't that too late to find out about birth defects?
Luckily my clinic is either too lazy to care or they just treat me like any othe pregnant woman. The only thing they said about my age was that they recommended an amnio. But I chose not to get one based on my negative screening results (negative=good).
Welcome to the old ladies club and congrats!
If it makes you feel any better, when I went for my technical ultra sound at the hospital at 20 weeks, the ultrasound tech told me that she and the staff there were cracking up at the paper work the darlings at my OB office sent over because it had me listed as "ELDERLY"!!!!
....wait, you guys didn't get the walker included with your "What to expect when REALLY OLD and you're expecting " book?
Welcome to the board!!!
And I must have missed the memo... I wasn't told to set up an appointment with a genetic counselor. And my practice has EVERYONE do a NT Scan?even the young 'uns. So when my results were good, that was that. Though I did ask my OB to run a full genetic panel (blood work for carrier markers) before I even began TTC and all came back negative.
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I feel the same way. I said to my ob/gyn at my last appointment, what happen back in the 50's and yrs before when there was no such thing as high risk and women were having babies with no issues. They make you feel as though your ancient. I didn't even know what a genetics counselor was until I googled it.
Welcome btw..fyi some insurance companies don't cover visits by the genetics counselor,,I found out $500 later.
How D and welcome!?
Yeah, my grandmother had my dad when she was 40 and my uncle when she was 46 back in the 40s and no one thought it was weird or that she was high risk. Of course my dad was born at home.
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Thanks for the warm welcome!
I guess it's standard procedure at the practice, but I will definitely have to ask about the insurance piece at my appointment on Thursday!