I went to the gyno today for the dreaded appointment (she even was like, “oh you’re here for your yucky appointment”, lol) and she asked me about kiddos. Do I have any? Do I want to have any? No. Yes. Then she’s like, well you’d better get a roll on sister! Not in those exact words, but that was the gist. If she wasn’t the nicest lady in the world, I would’ve told her to get offa my back.
This was posted up over at The Thirty Something Bride…and since I’m a thirty something bride myself, this got me good:
A woman’s risk of having a baby with certain birth defects involving chromosomes (the structures in cells that contain genes) increases with age. Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal birth defect. Affected children have varying degrees of mental retardation and physical birth defects. A woman’s risk of having a baby with Down syndrome is:
- At age 25, 1 in 1,250
- At age 30, 1 in 1,000
- At age 35, 1 in 400
- At age 40, 1 in 100
- At 45, 1 in 30
- At 49, a 1 in 10
Like I said in the title of this blog post…whoa.