I had my 2nd OB appointment yesterday and the doc said that I needed to go get more blood work to test the baby for spina bifida, down's syndrome and whatever else. Now, my doc really was just like, you need to go get this blood work, sign here. When I got home, I called my mom to let her know how my appt. went and she said that i could have refused that test & that those tests can come up with a false positive and if it's positive, they would push for me to have an abortion, which i would want to in that situation, because i don't feel that i have the means to support a child with an affliction like that, but if there's a chance of it being a false positive? Now i don't know if i want to get the blood work done. My mom said she didn't have that done with me, my brother or sister. Advice?Answer Question
Answer by amy31308 at 10:17 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
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Answer by Wheepingchree at 10:52 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
I was preg. with our 3 baby when I was 41. I had some tests and they came back pos for a high probability of a defect with chromosome 18 or 19 (can't remember) We were referred to a high risk specialist who said this defect is not compatable with survival, meaning, if this defect was present, our son would die in utero or shortly after birth. He wanted to do an amnio right then. We opted to wait, because we knew there is a small risk of miscarriage following an amnio, and if they were wrong and he was gonna be fine we didn't think it was worth the risk. The results were wrong and Micah was perfect.
You do not have to have ANY of the tests they offer to you! They are wrong more than right and only cause a lot of stress and unnecessary worry. What's gonna be will be. Every child deserves life & love and has something to offer the world whether they have a birth defect or not.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 10:53 AM on Jun. 4, 2009