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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 07:19 AM   1
charleychamp
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1 in 5 chance of downs, positive thoughts please


Hi all, im Liane im 30 yrs old have an 8yr old daughter called charley and am pregant with no2, 11 weeks 5 days, Had my first scan on monday to find out on wednesday that i have a 1 in 5 chance of having a downs baby, the nuchal test came back 2.8mm which i was told is still in normal limits, the PAPPA came back as normal but the HCG came back at 2.15 in which i was told the national limit is 2. i have my CVS test booked in for tuesday afternoon but im so petrified , has anyone on here been through the same??? please help????



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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 08:32 AM   2
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didn't want to read and run. Sending positive thoughts your way!



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 09:13 AM   3
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hi hon
this happened to a friend of mine, her risk was 1 in 4. Her bubs is now 9 months old and perfectly healthy x

Hope all is ok for you too, I'm sure it will be



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:27 AM   4
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So many women are in your position and then have totally normal babies, just remember that and hopefully as your pregnancy progresses everything will even out for you.

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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:34 AM   5
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my friend had a 1 in 2 chance had an amnio that came back pos for downs guess what fortunantley they decided to keep baby and now hes a perfectly healthy 2 year old ive had 2 babies with high risk for downs and they are perfect these tests can be sooo wrong i wont say dont worry cus you will but keep positive the nuchal test is good though mine was the same gl sweetie xxx



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 10:37 AM   6
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Did you know those tests are extremely inaccurate, and they are widely known to be so?
In What to Expect When You're Expecting it has a section about this.
It says with the quad testing out of 50 positive results, only 1 result is actually accurate.

Keep that in mind.
Our minister's daughter had a result saying she would likely have a baby with downs.
Well the baby was born and did NOT have downs.
I would not worry TOO much, but of course keep it in the back of your head.
As long as you will love your baby like you would if it didn't have downs, I don't think it should matter.

Good luck hun!



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2010, 11:04 AM   7
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my friend had a 1 in 2 chance had an amnio that came back pos for downs guess what fortunantley they decided to keep baby and now hes a perfectly healthy 2 year old ive had 2 babies with high risk for downs and they are perfect these tests can be sooo wrong i wont say dont worry cus you will but keep positive the nuchal test is good though mine was the same gl sweetie xxx
oh my god, i thought these tests were so accurate!! this is soo stressfull, me and my partner are in two minds at the minute and dont have a clue what we would do if the result came back positive to downs but we were told that the cvs test would give us a definate yes or no!



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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 12:06 PM   8
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The CVS test will give you a definitive answer. I am now 20 weeks pregnant and was given a result of 1:7 for downs after combined test at 12 weeks. We knew we definitely wanted the CVS test and the result came back clear for any chromosonal abnormalities. You will have a chance to speak to the Nurse or Doc before you have the test and this will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you have and to also have a full explanation. Hope you are ok - thinking of you! xx



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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 04:31 AM   9
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didn't want to read and run I hope all goes well for you and keep positive I know how hard it is I was given a 1:28 result and stressed for 3 weeks to the point were I was nearing a meltdown then when I made the decision that was right for me all the weight and stress has been lifted and im sure you will feel the same after tuesday , all the best to you and keep us updated



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2010, 05:10 AM   10
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My friend also was told she had a really high chance and her baby is totally healthy



 
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