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Im back from my appt with the genetic counselor. She was great and made it an easier appointment than it may have otherwise been. I didnt get the 2nd ultrasound ( ) because the first one was really thorough and showed everything they would have looked at. The good side of that is there were no additional points of concern. There is a brand new blood test that basically replaces the amnio, it looks at the actual DNA, counts the level of the 21st chromosomes. There would be a raised number with Downs. She did draw my blood for this and will have results in 2 weeks. I did get a copy of the test that resulted in the 1/46 chance, Im going to research the numbers. It measured hormone levels, 3 that are higher/lower than normal and coincide with Downs.
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I'm so sorry you're going thru this! Having to wait 2 weeks must be torture
However, try to think positive, so that you don't wind up driving yourself crazy over the next 2 weeks. Try to think of it like this: it says 1/46 chance of Downs right? Well, there is a 45:1 chance the baby *doesn't* have it, so I would feel like the chances are in your favor. Good luck hunni, I will be thinking of you.
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November 15, 2012
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Fingers crossed you get good results from this test! I'm sure it's going to be a very long 2 weeks for you. Hopefully you have something planned to keep your mind off of it. I'll be thinking of you and your little guy!
Cassie, wife to Andrew, mommy to Sophia and expecting baby #2 in February!