how much prenatal testing are you planning?May 15 2011 at 11:01 AM
|Skye (no login)|
Response to Re: We're No Tell, so can we tell OB that the embryos were from an FET in my late 20's?
If you are no-tell then I would not tell the docs anything about DE. We did disclose to the doc who did our prenatal testing (they even asked on the intake form), but I don't think there was any big medical reason for them to know except to get the most accurate results on the screenings for downs syndrome, etc.
So the real question is how concerned are you about these prenatal screenings? You could decline them all together given the young age of the donor. Or do some of them but not others and just give your own age. The results won't be 100% accurate on the blood screening/genetic parts because that is where they use the age to estimate risk, but you could still use the nuchal translucency results from the ultrasound as your guide to whether you want additional testing. I don't think knowing age is critical in interpreting amnio results if you wanted one (although granted I know very little about amnios).
Or like you said you can give an younger age and say they are from an FET. I am bad at lying so the more complicated the story the worse it is for me, so I would keep it as simple as possible. Also the age results on the prenatal tests still won't be 100% accurate unless you use the actual age of the donor.
Outside of the prenatal screenings the fact we that we used donor egg has not come up again in my prenatal care. I specifically asked my midwife and the perinatologist if it had any impact on my pregnancy or treatment and they said no other than the prenatal screenings. If doing things over again I might have elected to not tell them at all.