I am almost 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd. All has gone smoothly so fas just like the other two pregnancies. And i elected not to have the down syndrome testing earlier because my other two were completely healthy. I was watching a show this morning and now i am worried that my baby will have down syndromw because i chose not to have the testing. Or that something will go wrong when i go into labor before we get to the hospital.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on May. 27, 2010 in Pregnancy
Answer by mrsbean08 at 3:20 PM on May. 27, 2010
Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 3:21 PM on May. 27, 2010
Not having the testing doesn't make a baby have Down's Syndrome. You just don't know ahead of time. There is nothing you can do about it, except abort the baby. There is no reason you have to know. The tests aren't perfect. You could think your baby is normal and it could still have Down's. You could be worried the whole pregnancy that it has Down's and it could be normal. Some tests are better than others.
There are many birth defects, most women don't realize all the different things that can be wrong with their baby. There may be more things that go wrong at the hospital than at home. Home birth is much safer than hospital birth. What you can do is empower yourself. Take childbirth and breastfeeding classes. Go to La Leche League meetings. Consider a home or birth center birth. Hire a doula.
Answer by Gailll at 3:24 PM on May. 27, 2010
Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 3:28 PM on May. 27, 2010
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 3:33 PM on May. 27, 2010
Complications are possible. Perhaps unlikely, not probable.
It is good to investigate how to deal with something IF necessary.
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Answer by doulala at 3:37 PM on May. 27, 2010
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 3:44 PM on May. 27, 2010