down test

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by mom and ttc, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. mom and ttc

    mom and ttc Well-Known Member

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    My moms friend had a baby with down syndrome, and add never test, she four d it out when her daughter was born, she saved herself months and months of worrying.
    With my daughter I didn't get it done. But this time I wanna get it done just to find out the sex ... ideas, opinions... haven't talked to husband about it. He is against those test also. I am 22 so my risk is very low
     
  2. sofiasmommy

    sofiasmommy Well-Known Member

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    im not sure the downs test is the same as a sex test? i mean they can tell you the sex from a scan but to tell you about downs syndrome you have to do a CVS or amnio.
     
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    kat2504 Well-Known Member

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    You don't need an invasive and potentially risky amniocentesis test to find out the sex! A scan at 20 weeks should be able to tell you the sex.
    These tests have a risk of miscarriage so you should not undertake them for reasons like finding out the sex. if your bloods come back low risk for abnormalities then I can't see why you would risk your pregnancy by having an amnio. Just wait for the scan to find out the sex.
     

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