First things first, congratulations, you can apply for Medicaid for Pregnant women, as soon as you are confirmed pregnant make sure to let your direct supervisor know so that your work can be modified and you can take extra breaks. Make sure to drink lots of water. Lots of people will try to push you their way but you have to do what is right in your heart and what you want to do! Everything happens for a reason! Sending out calming vibes and prayers for you!
I am overweight, was not married at the time and had many people tell me to do an abortion, I went with my heart and now have a beautiful daughter that is the light of my life!
I know about the heart rate, but I do believe they are also concerned about the temp of your body not getting too high. I would definatly ask your doctor about this since you are currently working out and everything, I know my doctor told me I could keep doing what I was doing but not increase, make sure to take extra breaks and drink a lot more water. There were/are days that I felt/feel like I will float away from all of the water!View Thread
I say that you should wait till the 20 week u/s, and have faith that even though the tests can "predict" down syndrome it doesn't mean your child will have it.
Remember that HE will not give us more than we can handle, I was 35 with my first, I declined all tests, I told my doctor IF something showed abnormal on the u/s I would have tests going forward but I am very against lots of the testing that the medical community says we should have. I took a very non-invasive approach to my pregnancy, I did the gestational diabetes test, the first I failed but passed the second, I know going forward I will insist on having the 3 hour test and skip the 1 hour test. I am now 37, had my daughter the day I turned 36, I will not have the blood tests again unless there is something that shows up on the u/s.
Second take your time making some of the decisions, the choice of a doctor vs mid wife first, you can then choose a hospital, that way you can choose one that your doctor or mid wife has affiliations with. Most doctors won't see you until you are 7 or so weeks pregnant. You will be offered LOTS of tests but only YOU can decide if you want to have those tests, I suggest that you find a doctor that will spend some time with you to talk about your options. I would also look to see if they are affiliated with a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist, I say this because they deal with "high risk" pregnancies, which even if you have no other reasons to be high risk being over 35 is a "risk factor". Be prepared for a few more blood pressure checks, a few more ultrasounds and generally to just be "watched" more than we would if we were under 35. When I had my daughter, I had an ultrasound all but a couple of months because my doctor was worried about the babies size. I had to have the diabetes test 2 times but my daughter and I did great and now I am trying for #2 and I will be 37 when I concive and either close to or 38 when I deliver.
I also suggest to NOT read the "What to expect when you are expecting" book, it scared the heck out of me because of my age! I liked it to know what the baby was developing at what time but not for the what if's or my questions. I found a lot more help on this board.
I am with you, I am 37 and we are trying for #2, I had my first on my 36th birthday and I am excited about having another baby, it has been a lot of years coming for me, I tried with my ex husband for 8 years and nothing, my husband now and I were just talking about it and we got blessed with our daughter. We haven't been standing in the way of it since she was born but this month is the first time I made a concerted effort to hit the right dates for ovulation. Crossing my fingers here!View Thread
Just thought I would check in, I was on this board this time last year, my LO is 6 months now and we are starting to try for #2. I am excited and things will be fabulous when it happens, not rushing but don't want to wait around too long either!
Cheri, I wish it were that easy, because I work in the healthcare industry I have to have their computer and everything and that is where I am. Just waiting for them. I will be fine have just tried to give up the thought now but would love to be home with LO>View Thread
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