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    I am 42 and want to get pregnant
    wndyhllr posted:
    I have reserves about it because I am scared of Down's Syndrome but this is my second marriage and I have two boys from the first that are 19 and 13. My husband does not have any kids of his own and we would like to have one. I had a tubal ligation and we are getting my tubal reversed so we can get pregnant but my question is what is CVS? I know what Amniocentesis is but I have never heard of CVS. Can someone explain to me. We want so much to conceive so I was wondering how many women can after 40.
    perry147 responded:
    It all depends on your egg reserve which they can find out with a blood test. CVS is a blood test taken at a certain time during your preg to test for abnormalities and some say it's very accurate to test for downs but amnio is definate. My CVS tests at 41 showed I had a 1 in 689 chance of having a child with downs and when I took the next test a few weeks later it was 1 in 2800. By the way the blood test was just a finger prick. Hope this helps.
    tsullivan18 replied to perry147's response:
    I am 41 and 14 weeks along. I already have a 20 year old daughter. I had the maternit21 blood test instead of the invasive procedures and i already know there is no chromosomal abnormalities and its a boy! check it out on the web. It is new, and if your insurance won't cover it--i think out of pocket here in michigan in $265. Worth every penny!

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