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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 11:13 AM   1
Jules
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Are you going to get the tests done re Downs etc that they offer you?

I have been reading my pregnancy book/notes the MW gave me and they offer you all sorts of tests done by bloods, at around the 12 week date i think......



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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 11:18 AM   2
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I turned the tests down. DH and I had discussed it beforehand and we both agreed that no matter the results of the tests we would keep the baby, and since we would keep the baby we figured there was no reason to put ourselves through the stress and worry of testing.



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 11:36 AM   3
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I had a genetic test done that screened for Down's, spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
It consisted of 3 parts (ultrasound at 12 weeks and blood work at 13 and 16 weeks).
I got the final result of 1:32 000 for Down's and even lower for other defects.
I just needed a piece of mind.



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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 11:41 AM   4
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hmmmm i'm in two minds, coz it would put your mind at rest but then what if its wasn't what you was expecting.... gonna have to think this through some more!



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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 11:44 AM   5
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i turnt it down as i knew people who had the tests and said it changed thier opinons on thier baby. me and oh have agreed we love this baby no matter what xx



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 11:50 AM   6
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I won't be having the tests. Didn't have them last time either.



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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 12:11 PM   7
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having worked with people with these disabilities for years, I've always said I wouldn't have the test. Its just a personal choice at the end of the day



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 12:15 PM   8
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I never took the tests either.



 
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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 12:46 PM   9
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I did but only because I was rushed. I went to my doctors Thurs to confirm preg (was on the injection) and got a scan the next day and being that quick OH couldnt come with me and scan showed I was 15 + 1 and seeing as you are supposed to have your triple test at 12 weeks I had to choose there and then wether to have it done or not. I changed my mind about 10x but I thought have it done - I can decide WITH my OH when the envelope arrives wether or not to open it

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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 13:47 PM   10
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We've already decided that if the results of the test wouldn't make a difference as to how we'd procede with the pregnancy it's not worth doing...for Downs, it wouldn't made a difference. But, since there are things they can do correct spina bifida, it seems like that might be worth it.



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