My cousin went to get an amniocintesis(excuse me if spelled it wrong) for probability of down symdrome. Although there is no history in her family of mental retardation. The babies measurements are also very good and he is very active. The councilor that she talked to scared the shit out of her and told her if she wants to keep the baby not to get the test because if the baby moves while proceedure is happening the baby can be seriuosly injured. She wasscared to tears. Is there any advice or anyone that has had this proceedure? Has anyone lost a baby due to this proceedure? Please help? We know what the proceedure is about but can someone with experience give advice? Do you think she should go to the end of her pregnacy not knowing if her baby will be born with mental problems? We have prayed about it and will continue to pray. Her next chance to have the Amniocintesis is next week. thanks allAnswer Question
Answer by vicki136 at 6:21 PM on May. 19, 2009
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Answer by judith_visco at 6:28 PM on May. 19, 2009
I will give you my best advice bc I had this done twice I was 37 and 39 years of age when I was pregnant for the first and second time :)
When they did it it did not hurt I just felt alot of pressure as if someone was pushing down on my stomach.
I too was worried and nervous but to tell you the truth it was quick and simple the thought of that long needle going into my amniotic sac and getting a small sample made me very scared but my hubby was by my side (both times) and held my hand and I closed my eyes and relaxed and talked to God the whole time he actually walked me through atleast it felt that way for me :)
And I thank God everyday for my beautiful gifts from him. Congrats to ur cousin.
Answer by Butterfly1108 at 6:54 PM on May. 19, 2009
Answer by ImAlijahsmommy at 7:07 PM on May. 19, 2009
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