Sigh. I don't FEEL old. So why does this term bother me? I'm 38. Isn't the trend to have kids later in life--in your 30's--anyway? So with that said. my OB asked me at my appt today if I was going to do any of the tests for Down's or other possible chromosonal defects. I truly don't know. I'm leaning toward no (didn't do them with my other pregnancies) but I also feel I should do some research again, just to be informed. It is reassuring that my OB said she was also 38 when her son was born and while she had the tests done, looking back she doesn't know that she'd do them again. What do you think about these tests? Are you having them done? Why or why not? On the plus side, baby's heartbeat was strong today!