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Just got a BFP

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Thisismydilemma Fri 27-Oct-17 13:42:54

Help, I just got a BFP, an unplanned 4th. I am terrified. I am just 40, scared of having a miscarriage and potential birth defects at my age. My dh said he doesn't want more dc either. Somebody reassure me please confused

JoJoSM2 Fri 27-Oct-17 13:52:35

Well, the risk are higher at 40... However, the chances of a baby with downs etc are still only tiny.

Miscarriages are more frequent amongst older women but again, most of the pregnancies are successful. A thing to bear in mind is that most early (1st trimester) miscarriages are due to severe chromosomal abnormalities so those embryos would have never had a chance. So just whatever will be, will be...

Good luck!

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