1 in 98 chance of Down Syndrome *UPDATE Pg 2*

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  1. ttcfirstbb

    ttcfirstbb Proud mommy n wife

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    I just got a call from my Dr. about the results of my AFP test and it came back as a 1 in 98 chance of down syndrome. He said its not alarming and he's not worried at all about it buy by California Law he's required to give me the option of genetic counseling.

    I can't help but worry.
     
  2. CandyApple19

    CandyApple19 Pregnant with #3, PAL.

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    i would take it just in case, those odds are still brilliant dont get me wrong, but i always say if there is a chance of anything being 'wrong'(hate that word!) you're prepared rather than just ignoring it and it hitting you like a ton o bricks when baby is born.xxxx
     
  3. purplephaze

    purplephaze Well-Known Member

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    The odds are still really low hun, so try not to worry :hugs:
     
  4. mrswilsey

    mrswilsey Expecting #1

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    try not to worry about it. i know it would be scary but your odds are very low. do you mind if i ask would you change your path at all if you found out baby did have downs? i wouldnt but im NOT judging anyone! just curious as to other people's POVs. Good luck hun.
     
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    Bebe1 Well-Known Member

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    Still only a 1% chance hon!
     
  6. ttcfirstbb

    ttcfirstbb Proud mommy n wife

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    I don't mind the question at all. It would not change anything we would still love this baby with all our heart we've wanted this for so long. It just be a little harder (don't know if that's the right way to say it don't want to offend anyone). But I've read a lot about the risks although low of the diagnostic tests I'm not willing to risk losing my baby.
     
  7. ermm23a

    ermm23a Well-Known Member

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    Have you had your anatomy scan yet? Mine was around 19 weeks. I declined any of the screenings so I don't know what my chances of downs are, but they did tell me that there were no "soft markers" for downs on my ultrasound.

    Maybe you can wait til you have that, to see if they see anything on the scan before you decide on genetic counseling.

    And like everyone else said, the chance is still really really really low.
     
  8. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    Personally, having a baby with "problems" myself, even if you don't want to have actual diagnostic testing I would take the genetic counselling just in case. You can NEVER be too prepared for the upheaval a baby with extra needs will cause in your life. :hugs:
     
  9. ttcfirstbb

    ttcfirstbb Proud mommy n wife

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    Thank u everyone for replying! We've decided to talk to our Dr about it after we have our anomoly scan on Feb 12th n see what happens there to discuss further testing if needed. On a brighter note we went for our follow up private gender scan and found out were team pink! Sooo happy to see our beautiful perfect baby girl swimming around in there.
     
  10. ChristinaRN

    ChristinaRN Mother of 3, pg with #4

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    Congrats on joining team pink! Sorry you're going through a rough time....and hopefully your 20 week scan will really put your mind at ease.
     
  11. Libra Mariah

    Libra Mariah Well-Known Member

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    My doctor offered me this test today but I refused it because, I would keep the baby no matter what. If the results showed that something was wrong it would be one more thing for me to worry about while I'm pregnant.
     
  12. tina3747

    tina3747 Mummy of 2 gorgeous boys!

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    Not sure if this will ease your mind but when I was pregnant first time round my results came back 1:8000 and my friend who was at the same stage was 1:35... She chose the amnio which came back ok and no problems from it and we both went on to have healthy babies. I think these testsgive you more to worryabout than you need to!
     
  13. Helly

    Helly Well-Known Member

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    My odd was 1 in 110 so very similar, we went through with the test and our daughter is fine, was anything noted re the nuchal fold on your 12 week scan? Its unlikely because you would have been told there and then if it was abnormal. As someone said above look for the soft markers at your anomaly scan (nuchal fold, prescence of nasal bone, femur length) but i think you will be just fine, its not a nice thing to go through though x
     
  14. Szaffi

    Szaffi Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry that you're in this position, I know it's worrying.

    I've had the same problem during my first pregnancy. I was still very worried, even though I would've accepted the baby no matter what. I was also on the position of no amnio because of the MC risks.

    what helped a bit though was to go through a detailed ultrasound with a specialist - looking for soft markers. It's not 100 % of course, but it helped me a bit when all was clear.

    I kept being pretty stressed out about it up until DD was born though.
     
  15. Dobchops

    Dobchops mummy of 1

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    Hi, :hugs: for you. It's such a stressful thing to go through. I had a 1 in 59 chance with my 2nd tri blood tests. Didn't take the amnio either and went for a fetal health assessment scan (anomaly scan effectively) and they did not pick up anything and my chances went up to 1 in 157 chance. I still get days were I'm stressed out a bit but I believe she will be just perfect either way.

    I went to a genetic counselor. He told me that those blood tests is just a scaremonger type of test and he hates them and they are set to be extra extra sensitive with many false positives.

    Good luck and hugs.
     
  16. XJessicaX

    XJessicaX mum to two girls!

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    Its not the most amazing results....BUT its still about 1%! If you think of it as 1% then its a lot less frightening.
     
  17. ttcfirstbb

    ttcfirstbb Proud mommy n wife

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    We had our genetic counseling appt today. And declined all tests, but accepted the detailed ultrasound. Dr said everything looks great, there were no soft markers to indicate Down syndrome!

    And we got a surprise! She asked if we knew the sex yet and I told her "we were told its a girl" and she said "I don't think so" then showed us the goods.

    We're both very happy with our healthy baby boy, although I am a little sad I feel like my little Isabelle is gone, weird since it was always a boy, but I was already imagining my little girl.

    This was definitely a blessing in disguise, and were both thrilled with the news!

    :blue:
     

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    kaz29 Well-Known Member

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    aww a little handsome prince is joining you and so glad he is healthy
     
  19. JFS

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    Oh my. You've been on a bit of a rollercoaster, haven't you?
    So glad to hear that he's healthy!
     
  20. MiissDior

    MiissDior Mommy of 3(1 in heaven)

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    Congratulations on your Baby Boy xx
     

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