Forum Rules


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 28th, 2012, 11:29 AM   101
kleinfor3
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 982
Mrs Bear-thanks so much for the tips, I'm a bit scared of the shots...I've heard so many bad stories! Ugh.

Yellow- When I was preggo with DD, keep in mind my husband had passed away at this point so we had no do overs, they did routine blood tests. I wasn't asked if I wanted them so I'm not sure what all they tested for exactly. My results came back abnormal. They repeated the tests and still came back abnormal. They sent me for a special u/s screening and they didn't see anything wrong but couldn't rule anything out either. Then they gave me a video to watch about amnio, which I ABSOLUTELY WAS NOT GOING TO HAVE DONE. It was an emotional rollercoaster that I really didn't need at that point in my life. My DD came out perfect with no complications, THANK YOU LORD!!! The months of wondering if something was wrong was very stressing. If I get the option of having it done I'm saying no this time to save the drama. To each their own. Some have the amnio's and everythings fine. I, myself, couldn't live with the risk.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 28th, 2012, 12:03 PM   102
sarahincanada
Trying to conceive (TTC)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowbell View Post
Has anyone of you done the down syndrome testing?
I opted for the screening as I wanted the scan plus I was curious what it would say for my age, as the average is quite high anyway. But I wont do an amnio or anything regardless of the results, I too have heard of so many false positives. So I will take the info with a grain of salt. if you are someone who would worry too much with positive results its best you dont do it, but I think I will be fine.

I did the scan and bloods @ 11 weeks and go for more bloods @ 16 weeks and then get the report. I saw the Nuchal Translucency measurement for downs on the page and googled it, and Im in the normal range so thats good.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 28th, 2012, 13:06 PM   103
urchin
Other
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 6,409
I'm not testing either Yellowbell ... for much the same reason as everyone else:
The test only gives you a percentage chance, and the nucal measurement just gives you a low or high risk.
It wouldn't matter whether my percentage was 80% or 20%, I would still be in a situation where my baby may or may not have Downs
Like the others I wouldn't do an amnio - any risk of miscarriage is too high for me
And I wouldn't terminate if my baby has Downs
So I really think I would have nothing to gain from it - all it would do is make me worry unnecessarily



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 28th, 2012, 19:37 PM   104
kleinfor3
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 982
Well hubby did my first progesterone injection. It went well. He did it pretty slow and it's really hurting now. Sore and burning. I've been massaging it. Should I have a heating pad on it??? I do, maybe I should take it off though, any thoughts?

I went all over town photographing my kids today. I am exhausted. I'm hoping for an early bedtime today. I've been up so late it seems. I lay there trying to go to sleep and then I get nauseaus b/c I haven't ate in a while and when I get hungry I get nauseaus. Then I have to get up and make me something to eat or I can't go to sleep. I was cooking biscuits at midnight last night! Then I wake up and the cycle starts over again!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 28th, 2012, 21:21 PM   105
yellowbell
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 830
Thanks for sharing your views on the down syndrome testing, ladies.

Klein, thank God you didn't do the amnio and your DD didn't have complications. I have read indeed that these tests are not guaranteed and could lead to unnecessary worries and stress like what happened to your case.

My hospital made it sound like it's required for me to do the blood screening and scan screening. But they did also say that after my blood screening, I'd be given "counselling" for the down syndrome testing. I'm guessing that's when they'll let me know about the tradeoffs so I guess this is where I'll say yes or no to amnio testing in case my screening result is positive. But like all of you, I don't think I will do an amnio no matter what the result is.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 28th, 2012, 21:44 PM   106
kleinfor3
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 982
At my scan on Monday, the nurse measured my right ovary and commented on it being as large as the sac. She asked me if it was hurting or bothering me. I told her no and thought nothing else about it til today. I have some pain that feels sort of dull and stabbing, kinda like a cyst or like I'm 'o-ing'. I got pregnant on a nonmedicated cycle so I have no idea why it would be swollen. Any thoughts? TIA



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 28th, 2012, 21:54 PM   107
urchin
Other
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 6,409
Morning Klein!
I didn't have the injections, so no idea what you should be doing to ease the burning - do you have a number to ring the clinic ... I rang mine with all kinds of odd queries and they were very helpful

Although I am up at stupid o'clock most mornings (2.30am today!) I've yet to start baking
Cup of tea, bath and internet is about my limit!

Yellowbell - over here it is strictly voluntary to have NS testing - I think a lot of women automatically say yes because they haven't thought about it ... and it's definitely better to have thought through what you want before medical professionals start asking you things
But I have no idea what the set up is in your country? Might be worth asking if it is compulsory (if you don't want it) cuz it might not be - they might just assume that all women want it unless told different



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 28th, 2012, 22:39 PM   108
kleinfor3
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 982
Urchin-Morning! It's only 10:30 pm where I am at. I think I may call them tomorrow and mention the burning and the ovary pains. I'm probably just being a big baby. Oh well, they get paid for looking after me so I might as well make them earn it lol!!!

Ok, I'm going to TRY to get some sleep. Nighty night ladies



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 29th, 2012, 06:37 AM   109
Care76
Pregnant (Expecting)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,085
Kein, maybe it is a corpus luteum cyst? My ovaries are the size of grapefruits or maybe bigger. We can't really see them because they are covered in apple size cysts. So all together they are absolutely HUGE. If you have a cyst it can bother you quite a bit. For the first couple months I could hardly move, but now they only bother me occasionally. Thankfully I am told they will shrink (as will my ovaries) sometime in the second tri.

If it keeps bothering you, I would ask for an U/S to check it out. I have no idea what would cause your actual ovary to grow, maybe the progesterone? Or like I said, maybe a cyst. Corpus Luteum are very common in pregnancy.

Yellowbelle, my OB acted as if the screening was mandatory or something everybody does, but I told him I did not want it at all and he said ok. My midwife said a lot of their patients opt not to do the screening, so I guess it depends on who you see.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Mar 29th, 2012, 09:22 AM   110
Dis3tnd
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 915
I really didn't want to do the screening either - but then found out it means I don't get a 12 week scan and have to wait until my 20 week scan. I couldn't do that, so I will be having my screening in 2 parts, scan on April 9 and then some more blood work at 16 weeks I think. Won't do an amnio no matter what.

Good news, finally heard the heartbeat on the doppler last night! I guess I just have a very active bubs, at my 9 week scan it was moving around and doing flips a lot too. We heard it distinctively for about 4 seconds and then bubs swam off and couldn't be found again. Oh well, least I finally found it!!!



 
Status: Offline
 

SEO by vBSEO