Hello! I am a first time mother to be. I'm 38 so I get a bunch of tests because of my age, but so far I've been lucky enough to have a smooth pregnancy (I'm 22 weeks.) I had a borderline high result on my AFP blood test (cutoff is 2.0 and I was 2.0.) I've had a CVS procedure as well as a level 2 scan during which I specifically asked about spina bifida, and everything looks great. I've basically already done everything that might be done as a followup to that questionable result and everything looks good. At my last appointment my doctor mentioned they might want to do monthly growth ultrasounds due to the AFP test result. I've read that too many ultrasounds can be harmful to the baby (linked to autism, or at best having unknown effects etc.), and I don't love the idea of a bunch of unnecessary medical interventions. I feel like the pregnancy has been going great and I've been feeling really good, so it seems like overkill. Has anyone had a similar experience? I'll express my concerns at my next appointment, and may just decide to opt out of the monthly ultrasounds, but I would love to hear from others who may have been through this. Thanks ladies!