We are expecting our third baby and are excited about it. With our first two, we didn't do any ultrasounds or prenatal testing - I was 27 and 30. The tests just didn't seem good enough and I know enough about pregnancy stress hormones that the risks seemed to outweight the benefits. This time I was planning to do one of the NIPTs, maternal blood tests, like Maternit21 or Panorama. I'm 32, so not high risk, but with taking care of two other kids full time, homeschooling, etc. I felt like it would be good to know. Plus the NIPTs are completely uninvasive and pretty accurate, though they do have a risk of false positives. Anyway, I called the specialists office today and found out that as of October 2014, things have changed (due to some data that came out showing a 7-16% false positive rate) and most of the NIPTs are no longer available at all for women under 35. Natera will run Panorama without risk factors for an out of pocket cost of $795. Yuck!
So, I think we are back to doing no prenatal testing at all. I was completely okay with that the first two times and I'm working on getting back to that feeling this time. But struggling with it for some reason.