I've just started freaking out slightly over the last couple of weeks that because of my advanced age lol I am at massive risk of having a baby with DS or far worse (I don't actually think DS is the worst thing that a baby can have- not be a loooooooooooong shot) I've read the stats and various websites, I guess if I'm speaking openly, then these are my concerns:
1) that I will have a baby that is deformed in some way due to the large amount of anti nausea meds I have had this pregnancy :(
2 ) that the baby will come back as high risk of having a trisomy issue (including downs syndrome but not exclusively that)
3 ) that at the next scan (12 weeks, about 1.5 weeks away), the baby will have died and I won't have known.
I've had a missed m/c before and to be fair when that happened, I did stop feeling sick, my symptoms disappeared pretty quickly and no longer 'felt' pg. At this stage, I'm still pretty unwell and growing bigger by the day and feel pg, but I guess cos I've been through it already then it's at the back of my mind.
With my last 2 pregnancies I didn't worry much about the risk of chromosomal disorders, even though I was 34 and 36 respectively at the time of birth (so not exactly a spring chicken lol). I guess it's because now I am so close to 40 (just turned 39), that I know feel I have pushed the envelope too far. And as family have so helpfully said, I'm SO LUCKY to already have 2 happy and healthy girls (with the unsaid suggestion of STOP HAVING BABIES OR THE NEXT ONE WILL NOT BE SO LUCKY).
So, I'm just ranting a little I guess, but not sure how to stop worrying about stuff like that. Aside from this revolting HG, it's kind of ruining the joy of bringing another little one into our family