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Old Jun 14th, 2011, 04:21 AM   1
Katie.2011
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Sorry for all the posts today so far haha, but got my 13 week scan a week tomoro and got to decide wether or not to have the tests for downs syndrome etc as when i went for a scan at 9 weeks the lady was like have u decided yet about the tests,and me and oh said no and she said u need to no for the 13 week scan, dont want to no in a way to spend the whole rest of the pregnancy worrying, just wondered if u guys had or hadnt, or what your views were?



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2011, 04:35 AM   2
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I think you would need to decide what you would do if your baby was down syndrome. For me it wouldnt make a difference so i decided not to take the test (also as a healthy 24 year old i didnt really see myself of being at a high risk).
If you dont feel that having a child with down syndrome is something you couldnt cope with then maybe it would be better to have the screening and then if it comes back that you are 'Low risk' then you dont need to worry but if it comes back 'High risk' you have the other test (sorry cant remember the name!!) which tells you for sure.
Its a difficult decision to make hun, i know exactally where you are coming from x x x



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2011, 04:39 AM   3
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Im only 23 so like u dont see my age as being a higher risk, me and oh have spoken and we did agree that if the worst did happpen we wouldnt want to change anything, so I guess thats answered my own question its just hard to no what to do.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2011, 04:44 AM   4
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To be honest if you both feel that nothing would change then i wouldnt take the test Also ladies who have babies in early 20's are unlikely to have a baby with downs syndrome! x x x



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2011, 08:00 AM   5
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I know how you feel.
I have my appointment schelduled in a few weeks and I think I have decided to just skip it. Knowing that what ever decision I make does not change the final outcome.
I've heard from other ladies that it helped them perpare for the outcome. My mom and Dh convinced me that there is no way to really perpare for something like that. I worry about the feelings I may pass to my baby if i get a negative result which may not even be anything. (the hospital we choose has an excellent NICU)



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2011, 08:51 AM   6
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I was asked at my booking appointment and I agreed, it's different this time to when I had Liam, it was just a blood test at the midwifes then so I had no idea they now check whilst having a scan too. But it's totally up to you whether you want it or not.



 

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