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Old Jul 28th, 2018, 09:26 AM   1
Missy08
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Really scared. Elevated AFP


I'm 18+3 and have had somewhat of a rocky pregnancy so far. I tested positive for an anti-body that could cause problems in later pregnancy but, so far, has been fine.

I just got a call from the doctor on blood work I had drawn Monday. She said I had positive AFP levels which means our baby has a 1 in 10 chance of having a neural tube defect like spina bifida. The high risk doctor is supposed to be calling me sometime today to schedule an appointment on Monday. Monday will likely be an ultrasound and amnio...Does anyone have any input on spina bifida, AFP, or amnios? I'm clueless with everything she's told me and am really panicking



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2018, 14:17 PM   2
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I would try not panic beautiful. There is a 9 in 10 chance that your baby is going to be perfectly healthy, Personally I would go with the scan first and see if there are any markers there before going for an amnio, just with the risk of miscarriage associated.



 
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Old Jul 28th, 2018, 15:17 PM   3
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Thanks sethsmummy. I have a level 2 scheduled Monday and if that shows something abnormal then I talk to the genetic counselor about what to do next, whether it’s an amnio or what



 
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Old Jul 29th, 2018, 12:41 PM   4
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ask them about the harmony test lovely neural tube defect is not always something major.. it can even be mild autism



 
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