I got a call today from my doctor who said my 2nd trimester lab tests came back positive for Downs Syndrome. She said that this didn't necessarily mean anything but I have to go to a specialist now for more tests. She told me not to panic, but I can't help but be a little upset. Everything up until now has gone so well. I also have the option of doing an amnio, which I think is way too risky. Is anyone else going through this or had a positive blood test that turned out fine?
Hi Hun I want to tell you not to worry - the tests you had were screening tests only, not diagnostic. All it does is give a range, a percentage, like you see on a bell curve. It absolutely is not diagnostic. And since I know that a real-life story will help ease your mind, here's one: my dad's wife had the screening done and was told she had a 1:23 chance of having a child with down's syndrome. But she didn't!! My baby brother is lovely and healthy. She did opt for the amniocentesis, which showed that the baby was fine. For this and other reasons, I opted not to have any genetic screenings done, even though my baby is at higher risk due to my age. Hang in there and try not to worry! How far along are you? I know there are some good soft markers they can check for on ultrasound... Best wishes
Thanks girls. I really appreciate the reassurance. Maybe I shouldn't have done the test, but I was kind of made to feel like it was routine. I just can't wait until all the tests are over. And like you all said, chances are, everything's fine.
heya hun my cousin had a baby the same time as me last year. she was positive for downs but he's completely normal! she thought after that that he would definitely have downs syndrome i guess cos of her age too but he didn't xx
Without the amnio they cannot tell that your baby definitely has downs, just that you are at a higher risk than others. If you wish to know then you will need to have the amnio done but there are plenty of people who go ahead with the amnio and their babies are perfectly fine.
hun my auntie was told that and has a perfectly healthy little boy, but my other auntie was told all is fine and my cousin has downs they didnt know till she was born, but she is an amazing little girl such a personality, my auntie couldn't believe the way she acted against her when she was born,totally not what you would want but sooooo not the end of the world X chin up XX
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