Good news ladies!

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  1. LongRoadAhead

    LongRoadAhead ♥Due 06/05/09♥

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    Just seen the news and....

    Pregnant women could soon be able to tell whether their unborn baby has Down's Syndrome without being at risk of damaging the foetus thanks to a new scientific development.

    At the moment, women have to undergo an amniocentesis - where a long needle is inserted into the womb to take a sample of fluid – however, it does carry a small risk of miscarriage.

    Scientists in America have developed a safer test than current procedures. The new technique is as simple as having a blood test.

    On the channel 5 website if anyone wants to know anymore
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  2. Dustyx

    Dustyx Well-Known Member

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    hi just watched it on website, thats great news prob won't come into effect for a couple years though. I'm 35 and going for the nuchal fold scan/ and blood test see where we go from there. My sis had to have an ammnio with one of hers all was ok she just stayed in bed for 2-3days bless her. But it is great news the sooner they have it in place the better!
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  3. LongRoadAhead

    LongRoadAhead ♥Due 06/05/09♥

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    Totally aggree with you the sooner the better :)
    Good Luck with you testing and have a happy and healthy pregnany
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