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Did you have the testing done for the Down's Syndrome, and other genetic stuff? I'm having a hard time making a decision on all this. I know I won't do the amnio. They have the blood test and u/s at 12 weeks though. I can't decide. Someone please help me.
My doc has not mentioned any testing for that stuff so I don't know if I'm just not at risk or if they test when you are abit older than what I am. When (how old) do they start testing for this stuff? Sorry I'm not help.
I had the Nuchal Fold Scan, and the quad screen bloodwork...but no further testing....and certainly nothing invasive.
that was all I felt the need to do. I know a few people who were told their babies had Down's after an amnio & they DID NOT.....
k so i dont really fall into the "older" mommies lmao (youre silly michelle) but i did wanna say that i had the Quad (was called the tripple screen when i did it) screen, and it came back that i was at risk for EVERYTHING. they dorks ran my labs with the wrong due date, and didnt tell me the true results until after i was told i was high risk and i was litterally in the waiting room to be seen by a genetics specialist. It was horrible. im not saying dont do it, but dont read too much into it if the results come back whaky.
If it won't make a difference to you whether the child has downs or anything like that, I don't see any reason to do it because it will just make you worry and possibly for no reason. If it would matter to you and you would want to do something about it, which I doubt then that would be the only time I would personally do it. I worry too much I don't want to give myself more to worry about. It's a personal choice though of course.
I had the nucal fold transparency test also. My reasoning for getting it done was the ultrasound. I wanted as many chances to see my baby as possible. Maybe that is wrong...if something had shown up as something wrong it wouldn't have made a differenceto us. I passed on the triple screen with both babies as I read there were way to many flase positives and it would have been somethiing else for me to worry about. I will be 35 on Aug 16th and Ellie will be here on Sept. 10th.
I am 33, will be 34 when the LO gets here. So, I still consider myself higher risk than if I were in my twenties. Anyhow, I have decided to do all the non-intrusive testing that my doctor feels is warranted. I did the nuchal test w/bloodwork and still waiting for those results, but not sure about the triple screen since there are a lot of false positives.
Angels in Heavan. Helena May, June 28, 2007 & Alexander Michael, October 11, 2007
I'm 37 and will be one month shy of 38 when this LO is born. I chose not to have any genetic testing done. I never have with any of my previous pregnancies before, either. There is such a high false positive w/the AFP test and I know it would only cause me to worry for the remainder of my pregnancy. I wouldn't have an amnio done b/c I'd be too afraid of m/c. I probably would've had the Nuchal u/s, but since I don't have insurance I didn't want to pay the extra $200 out of pocket. I talked to my OB about it and they said a lot of times they can pinpoint issues at the 20wk u/s so I was okay with that. Mine came back all good, although that's still only 70%, but I'll take it over the possible unnecessary worry.
I didn't get the triple/quad screen done with either Cora or Erin. I have no risk factors at the moment, and I have known WAY too many women who have gotten false positives (there were 6, I think, in my PR [DDC at the time] who came back positive and none had problems, and all worried a LOT). My SIL got a positive for risk for down's and even looked possibly positive with the nuchal fold test, but Emma is perfect. As a matter of fact, I've never known anyone, either personally or online, who has gotten a true positive on one of those tests.
The only true way to tell is to do an amnio and test the baby's genes, and I'd never do that, so I don't even want the worry. It wouldn't change anything. And any "more specialized" care for a Down's child you wouldn't need until after the baby was older anyway, so I wouldn't even worry about preparing for that. I don't know, pregnancy is stressful enough as it is.