I have a midwife appointment for the week after i move. i have been doing research on CVS and amnio...super scary...these tests can result in miscarriage, infection, fetal limb damage, etc....the more i read the less i want to read :( *** and i do not want to get any testing done...yet at the same time i miscarried twins at 5 months & it was a horrific experience for me (both emotionally & physically)...i feel guilty that i might have been able to save my babies if I had undergone more testing and found out that they had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome... sigh.....
i did have a healthy son a couple years later (but had a completely medicalized pregnancy & birth).
i also do not want to go down the highly medicalized pregnancy route but feel pressured to do so because of my age.
i will get my first u/s on march 19...and decide from there...right now i don't want to do any tests unless imperative for my babies health.
this time i am trying not to stress, nor worry until i need to.