Have any of you had one? I did the blood screening test the other day for down syndrome and something else, but I haven't gotten the results back yet. The doctor said that if the screening test shows something, they will check it "either by ultrasound or amniocentesis." he didn't really explain other than that. But it really, seriously freaks me out to think of having to have one.
And would it make a difference? I mean, would they do anything differently if an amnio showed something? It's not like i'd want to terminate or anything just because I found out my baby had a disability.
This could all be very moot since a) I don't have results yet and b) I don't know if they'd even do one anyway. But it's just scary. Lol
No, i'm not at high risk. It was really weird that they suggested it, I thought. My doc said they are legally required to recommend it. My bf said, "legality aside, would you recommend it?" he said, "yeah, it can't hurt." so we did it.
I don't know, I guess I just started thinking about a big needle into my stomach... Ew. Lol
Just like ingi said amnio is done if you don't reach the cutoff number with downs and if a prego woman still decides to continue pregnancy despite being on high risk then they would suggest cvs or amnio which both have 2% chance of miscarriage. I know what you mean tho bout feeling a bit weird coz you got offered blood screening but everyone's offered with it anyway so dont worry. Everything would prob turn out fine.
I was a nervous reck when they started doing all this blood screening business on me but turned out i'm worrying out of nothing (still a worry wort tho lol).
I think the percentage of miscarriage is higher than 2%....I'm not sure how high it is, but it can be dangerous.
What state are you in where it is legally mandatory??? In .Louisiana it was my decision. My .Dr said that these results normally come back abnormal and cause a scare and the baby winds up fine w/ no problems.
Let us know the results.....And you decision on doing the amnio.
I refused to get the blood work done, we have a lot of genetic disorders in our family my father has muscular dystrophy and my sister has cerebal palsy , the dr if there is something wrong they could terminate it so I said screw the bloodwork!!
You dont need amnio there is a risk with it like any surgical procedure, just understand that if you feel uncapable of taking care of a special needs child there is always families that will take them!! Best of luck on your decision!
Like I said, I would never terminate. In my opinion, it's not fair. A child does not ask to have a disability, and I think it's selfish to terminate a pregnancy because of a disability. At least give the kid a chance with another family.. But give him/her a chance, nonetheless.
Anyway, babymajic, it's not legally mandatory that I have the screening done, it's legally mandatory for the doctor to suggest it. At least that's what I was told. Either way, I know I don't .H.A.V.E to have it done. And i'm in south carolina.
Bf said we ought to do it since it was covered by insurance, so we did. I joked that he only wanted to do it cause it was my arm they were sticking the needle in, not his. Lol. But now I sorta wish I hadn't done it. I mean, like I said, the results will do nothing but worry me if they're positive. Dangit! Lol well, it's done now. *shrug* we'll see what happens.