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August 5th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by marinewife0702 View Post
I am doing everything EXCEPT the amnio thing with the needle in the fluid. I don't want a needle going anywhere near my baby or my belly. My husband and I don't have any disorders that run in our families, so we are really only doing the testing because my insurance pays for it. I did the down syndrome fluid measurement test and havent heard anything back (its been almost a month) and will be doing the cystic fibrosis blood test when I get the nerve to head to base and get it done. I tend to pass out when getting blood taken and on base they could care less if I pass out.
did you happen to see how thick the fluid in the neck was on the U/s? They said if it was under 3, it was good, under 2 was best and around 1 was near perfect ... I dunno if that helps you?

Originally Posted by AnotherGoAround View Post
Really? I thought these were both genetic flaws? Do you have the link to where you read it? I would be interested in reading it. too.

yeah, isn't that nuts? Why am I getting pricked with needles?!?! I hate needles, lol

Ultrasounds also are used to detect:

* structural defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly
* congenital heart defects
* gastrointestinal and kidney malformations
* cleft lip or palate
(Prenatal Tests)
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