Congratulations to you!!!
Congrats on the twins!! I'm 38 and expecting our 1st after 9 fresh cycles of IVF. We had PGD done on our embryos so we declined CVS and amnio. I only had the NT scan and blood work. We decided it took 11 yrs for us to hold onto a pregnancy and didn't want any increased chance of miscarriage. We also felt genetic testing done on the embryos was good enough for us. I wish you the best on your CVS and pregnancy!
All will be well don't worry just stop thinking so much!! Give it to GOD and let it go!! Just enjoy your pregnacy!! I know I am!!
I can totally understand your worries about chorionic villa sampling. There is a risk of miscarriage. Since you are pregnant with twins, they will have to take a sampling from both babies villi. That means two different pokes and increases the risk of the CVS test. It's a personal choice, of course, whether you want the test.
You could wait for the u/s later that can check for alot of abnormalities and blood work that tests for neural tube defects. (Which when my daughter was pregnant, came back positive and nothing was wrong with her baby at birth)
You went through so much to get pregnant with these two miracles, I personally wouldn't take the risk of CVS, unless I was sure that I was going to terminate the pregnancy if something showed up wrong.
Pregnancy is your early 40's isn't the scary time that it use to be, only 20 or so years ago. In fact, after getting know dozens and dozens on these forums of women that are 40+, I know of no mother that delivered a baby with any problems. I will keep you in my prayers that you will know what is the right decision to make for you and your babies. God Bless you.
i wanted to post back to everyone...i am the original poster on this thread. i hope this message give hope to other older moms out there. i just delivered healthy boy/girl twins at the age of 41. we did go ahead and do the cvs at 13 weeks, and both babies tested normal. right now they are in the bassinet sleeping soundly, and doing well.
we did ivf...got 13 embryos...transferred 3 on day 5 and ended up with twins. we also did icsi. i was 41 years old at the time of the ivf.
hang in there...it CAN happen.
Have you discussed with your Dr the Harmony test? Its relatively new but very effective at picking up chromosomal abnormalities. Its a blood test that's picking up genetic markers from baby that are in your blood, so there is no risk for miscarriage associated with it.
i had the Mat21 test which i think is the same thing....or similar. the results were also normal. however, since i was having twins, they said that it was not 100% accuate, so we went with the cvs.
You must have me blocked by mistake,. I've been trying to message you a few times now.CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BABIES. Can't wait to talk to you!!! xoxoxo
pa. It's supposed to have a red circle and say Blocked beside the private messages.
you'd think if i was blocked, i wouldn't be able to comment on your posts right?