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Extra scans due to maternal age? 40 years plus

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GTS Mon 16-Jan-17 19:49:09

Has anybody been offered an extra/extra scans due to being a little older? I'm 40 this year, and have been told that if I was 40 before my due date I would have been offered extra scans and consultant led care. As I am 40 after due date, I get normal midwifery care.
I was just wondering what experience anybody has of this...?

Helbelle75 Mon 16-Jan-17 19:57:38

I'm 41 and, other than seeing a consultant briefly at my 12 week scan, I haven't had any extra care. I questioned this with my midwife at my 25 week appointment and she said I didn't need them as the pregnancy was progressing as it should, baby is measuring perfectly and I'm healthy.
I think it depends on your area as well.

Helspopje Mon 16-Jan-17 20:00:16

One consultant appointment but otherwise usual mw led care and no extra scans

ittooshallpass Mon 16-Jan-17 20:03:37

42 when I had DD. I had a couple of extra consultant appointments but nothing else. I had a healthy pregnancy.

Floozie66 Mon 16-Jan-17 20:08:07

40 + we get offered grow scans at 30 and 34 weeks plus consultant appt

haventgotaclue1 Mon 16-Jan-17 20:12:27

41 and 28 weeks pregnant. Was told by community midwife I'd be consultant-led, but when I chased this up having heard nothing, the hospital said there was no need as I wasn't at zany additional risk....

GTS Mon 16-Jan-17 20:23:32

Thanks for the replies! Midwife said at last appt that I'm measuring small, but within range at 35 weeks. Think I might chance my arm and ask for a growth scan to be on the safe side.
I think different areas have different policies on induction for 'older' mothers as well, not keen on going to 42 weeks if I can avoid it.

Helspopje Tue 17-Jan-17 08:22:48

Looked at the evidence for 40 week (or even 38 week!) Induction.
If dopplers good and growth/liquor volume good then no indication to do anything beyond the usual.
Thats what the rcog green top guidance says too.
Worth a chat through with consultant

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 17-Jan-17 10:19:54

I'm 43 and have extra scans due to age ivf and dvt

So far had

5 private
7 private
10 NHS
16 private 4d
20 NHS
23 NHS
26 NHS
29 NHS
30 private 4d

Have 31 34 37 booked in all NHS

They said I won't go past 40/40

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