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  #1  
March 21st, 2013, 02:04 PM
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I went for my Harmony Test today.
No it wont change my mind on keeping the baby. It will help me prepare for what to expect if anything to expect. $800 was not what I expected to pay, free or something would of been better lol, yes I could of used towards other things. But my sanity is a good place to put money. I think. I cant stress for the next 23 weeks (I have my babies induced early) and wonder what to expect at birth and maybe be surprised etc. I should find out the results come April 5th. Im nervous, expecting bad news. I have googled it and more. I want this baby to be born, to take it home and raise it. I will be praying and hoping.
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March 21st, 2013, 02:08 PM
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Wow, 800 dollars? That's ridiculous. I hope it is worth it to give u the information you need. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. You'll be in my prayers.
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March 21st, 2013, 02:13 PM
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I will be keeping you in my thoughts! I am hoping everything comes back normal and all of the worrying is for nothing!
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March 21st, 2013, 02:15 PM
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A mom's got to do, what a mom's got to do...right!?
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March 21st, 2013, 02:17 PM
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Wow, 800 dollars? That's ridiculous. I hope it is worth it to give u the information you need. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. You'll be in my prayers.
Im shoving the guilt of spending that money away and making it worth it to know, just so I can prepare myself. I don't want to be in the position when I go to get induced or maybe preterm labor and find out baby needs to be rushed away or worse. I want to know what Im getting myself into befor birth. I like to prepare, I buy all the clothes, blankets and what not ahead of time. I get all bottles and soothers organized. I wash all stuff and fold them, put them away. My bag is done up by 30 weeks ... yes I am very organized and planned. I also need to prepare my kids if anything needs to be prepared for. I don't want to leave them in the loop. so worth it, yes it is worth it in my eyes, but the guilt, is hanging out.

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A mom's got to do, what a mom's got to do...right!?
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YEP!!
I paid $6000 to have my tubes untied with a 70% chance of ever having another baby after #4. and Im on baby #8, so yes do what you gotta do. Some don't agree with paying that much, But honestly I want the ones who think its not worth it, to put themselves in my shoes. Big family, uncertainty, no insurance in country, risks, high risk as it is without being 35 and nt, hospitals etc. Then once they have been there in my shoes, to come back and tell me again if they still think its worth it or not. Yes it is what It is, BUT honestly, taking all the noninvasive tests first are so worth it in the beginning.
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March 21st, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Had I not had the money, I wouldn't of done the blood test. I would of either waited or done the amnio.
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March 21st, 2013, 02:28 PM
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I'm the same way when it comes to preparing! & I wouldve paid for it too, I would need to know!
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March 21st, 2013, 02:34 PM
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That's A LOT of money for the test, but in any case, I'm just glad that you're at peace with your choice regarding the testing. That's the most important thing, IMO.

I'll be thinking of you while you wait for results!
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March 21st, 2013, 03:03 PM
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That's A LOT of money for the test, but in any case, I'm just glad that you're at peace with your choice regarding the testing. That's the most important thing, IMO.

I'll be thinking of you while you wait for results!
Yes its a lot of money, to avoid the risk of possibly hurting my baby in the process. I just hope it gives me the answers I am looking for and that an amnio wont be needed!
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March 21st, 2013, 03:25 PM
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I think you made the right decision. I would have done the same. $800 isn't alot when you think about your piece of mind for the rest of this pregnancy. Just my 2 cents.
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March 21st, 2013, 04:48 PM
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I think this will be the best $800 you will ever spend peace of mind (either way) and your sanity for the next 6 months is priceless.

Thinking of you!
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March 21st, 2013, 05:45 PM
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I think this will be the best $800 you will ever spend peace of mind (either way) and your sanity for the next 6 months is priceless.

Thinking of you!
I sure hope so.

I spent over $6000 on a reversal that my dr said may not work, it was so worth it. I just had a bouts of guilt that's all, cus there is a free test (amnio) out there and I opted to pay for the other.
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March 21st, 2013, 06:33 PM
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I'll be hoping for good results for you. This baby is lucky to have you as its mother!
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March 21st, 2013, 06:40 PM
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It is super expensive, but I would have done it as well. Its worth knowing what to expect and be prepared. I will be anxious for results with you!
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March 21st, 2013, 06:52 PM
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I think the money was well worth the peace of mind you'll have.

I thought that harmony would "discount" the cost if insurance doesn't pay for it. Some reason the number $250 sticks in my head... Any hopes for that?
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March 21st, 2013, 11:22 PM
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I think the money was well worth the peace of mind you'll have.

I thought that harmony would "discount" the cost if insurance doesn't pay for it. Some reason the number $250 sticks in my head... Any hopes for that?
$250 if your a USA resident with insurance. Im in Canada, and our medical here in this province does NOT cover it cus it gets sent to California. Ugh, but the blood draw it self was covered LOL go figure
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September 1, 2013 @ 11:01pm 6lb 8oz & 18.5in
Emerg C Sec, Down Syndrome blessing, AVSD, Hirschsprungs, G tube
58 day NICU stay, Sept 1- Oct 29 2013





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March 21st, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Alyssa Marie Jade
September 1, 2013 @ 11:01pm 6lb 8oz & 18.5in
Emerg C Sec, Down Syndrome blessing, AVSD, Hirschsprungs, G tube
58 day NICU stay, Sept 1- Oct 29 2013





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March 22nd, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Wowzers, that's a lot of money....but so worth it! I would have done the exact same thing you did! Just like Manders said...."A mama's gotta do what a momma's gotta do!"

Sorry you're having to go through this. Please keep us all updated when you get the results! You know we all love and support you!
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March 22nd, 2013, 08:21 AM
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I am glad you made this decision. Your peace of mind & knowing that this screening does not have any chances of hurting thebaby (unlike the amnio) is worth the money. Praying for you and thinking about you.
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March 22nd, 2013, 11:16 AM
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I hope the results come back just fine. I hate it cost you $800 but I don't blame you for wanting to get it done!
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