she should have advsied youJuly 10 2012 at 3:14 PM
|Mrs. A (no login)|
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to go to a genetic counselor FIRST. Personally, having been through this myself, if at all possible I would always advise to see a genetic counselor FIRST before undergoing the NT scan and triple screen. Because you need to have an understanding of how these odds actually work. The blood screen is checking maternal serum levels. And making determination about your baby based on that. The triple screen test can't make any determination about your baby directly though since it's your blood being tested. Hence why CVS and amnio are offered. I don't recall at this moment but you may be getting passed the window of being able to do a CVS - if that is something you'd consider. An amnio may be your only option now. Your OB should have had you see a counselor early on so that you could discss these options with enough notice to proceed. For now, just make that appointment with the counselor a.s.a.p.
I'm not familiar with the test you mention but maybe it's something new. I know I recently saw something on the news about being able to detect Down's as early as 8 weeks. So maybe that's it.
There are women on here younger than you (even odler) with worse odds who have gone on to have healthy babies. Don't let these odds get you down. Think of it this way. These odds say that if there were 127 babies lined up, 1 of them might have Down syndrome. You have 126 "chances" of NOT having a Down baby.
- I am getting a new o b after this I am done - Teresa on Jul 10, 4:06 PM