One of my midwives mentioned that I'll officially be AMA with this one and asked if that changed anything for us. I don't know if it does or not.<br><br>
What are you doing differently (or not doing differently) b/c of your age?
I had my first appointment Thursday and they didnt refer to AMA at all. I thought for sure I'd get "the speech", but they just explained I'd come in for check-ups every 4wks. I don't think thats atypical, but maybe more difference will be revealed in time.<br><br>
I am way more nauseous this time around, which may be age? and I feel way more tired too. I have to stop running around right after dinner and put my feet up!<br><br>
How about you?
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think I am just barely lucky - I turn 35 in June, so I will only be AMA for the last month of pregnancy, knock wood. I think it exempts me. Even if I were a bit older, it wouldn't change anything.</div>
Me too slgt! June 3rd. What about you?<br><br>
I am more tired this time but I think it's just because of The Toddler.....
What is AMA?<br>
And no, I'm not actively doing anything different in this pg than the last. Birth preparations and birthing clinic will be very different this time, though.<br><br>
ETA: I'm feeling a lot crappier this time around.<br>
ETA2: Ok, figured out the AMA abbreviation. I'll not be having any extra testing done that's not covered by my insurance. So far my doc hasn't put me in the high-risk category because I'm in good health/good weight and this isn't my first pregnancy. If he thinks a test is medically necessary, then the insurance picks up the tab. Otherwise all the screenings are elective and honestly, I really don't want to know. It wouldn't really change anything.
*bump* just because I feel really old today, too old for all this pregnancy crap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> And don't tell me I'm the only one pushing 40 - I've checked the rollcall list! And it's really wierd thinking that I'll turn 40 a month after this bean is born. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
I'm turning 35 next week, and last night at our mw appt, the mw kind of rolled her eyes at the idea of this magical date that turns women into high-risk, geriatric patients. I'm not <i>doing</i> anything differently because of age. Of course, there are more screens available than there were 12 years ago (combined screen vs triple screen, cf carrier, etc.) We only plan on considering an amnio if the bloodwork comes back with a concern. I wouldn't have done an amnio in my last pregnancy, but the safety has increased tremendously in 12 years (1:200 miscarriage risk is now 1:1200, iirc.) However, I am <i>feeling</i> very different in this mid-thirties pregnancy than I did in my early-twenties pregnancies. I'm sick as a dog, though that could have as much to do with my crazy-high hormone levels as anything else. But I also think I'm just weathering this pregnancy worse than I did when younger. I also have a different attitude towards the pregnancy. Last time, I was loathe to take half a tylenol. This time, I would marry my Zofran if I could. And I have a longer view of this kid, too. With DD, I was having a <i>baby</i>, and really couldn't see the childhood and adolescent years. This time, we're having a <i>child</i>, and I'm thinking more long-term and big picture (and also trying to imagine being in my 50s with a teenager and an adult child, like my dad was.)