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March 15th, 2013, 08:12 PM
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I've never had an amnio and refused one. They did a Level 3 ultrasound on me and repeatedly offered the amnio. We opted for the blood test (test for 3 trisomies - down's syndrome being one of them) simply for peace of mind. We weren't sure if our insurance would cover it, but in the end we thought it was a small price to pay. As it turned out, our insurance did pay for it. If you really feel strongly about NOT having an amnio (as we did), then you need to voice that. After the Level 3 ultrasound and before having the blood test, the doctor also offered that we could have the amnio later (at 32 or 34 weeks, if we chose) so that we would be dealing with only a pre-term birth if something happened, and the risks would be much, much less, according to him. After getting the blood test results, we decided on no further testing.
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