Saturday, August 9, 2008
If you didn't already know, I will fill you in. I had my first Dr's appt. this week and it was very interesting. Apparently, once you reach the ripe old age of 35, you are considered to be of Advanced Maternal Age (AMA) and classified as such. Gee, thanks, as if I wasn't already feeling old and decrepit! Anyway, this classification entitles you to a whole battery of extra tests. This week I will meet with a perinatologist and have an ultrasound followed by some genetic counseling of some sort. I will let you all know how that goes. Luckily for me, they have done away with the routine Amniocenteses for mothers of "my age!" I will not have to be subject to one of those unless something else comes up that there is a need. Good thing, cause that big 'ol needle would freak me out. Just thought you might like to know some of the medical classifications and terminology that I learned this week. I feel it my job to keep you informed!
Posted by Poppy at 10:15 AM