Today I am 12 weeks pregnant. I went for the 1st trimester screening today as well. The doctor came in and said everything looked good with the ultrasound but the blood test came back with me being high risk for this baby having trisomy 18/13. I lost my last pregnancy due to a missed miscarriage and was extremely happy to see that this pregnancy seemed to be going well until today. Doctor's office did an in-office ultrasound which showed a heartbeat something I didn't have last time. Now, I have to figure out what I am going to do from here. Trisomy13 babies usually won't make it the full 40 weeks in womb which will leave me to deliver a still born. Trisomy 18 most likely are born but don't live past the first year. I have the option to terminate the pregnancy now. I also can have a CVS done which can test for the genetic abnormalities. That carries a 1 and 200 chance of miscarrying. As of now, i have opted to wait 6 weeks and have a level 2 ultra sound performed so they can look in more detail as the development of the baby. Babies with either one of these disorders usually have clenched hands and feet and facial issues. They are going to look for these at the second ultrasound. Pending the results of that, I may have a aminoscentsis. So my question is, Has anyone else had any of these issues? How did you deal with it? What was the outcome? Can the blood test be wrong?Answer Question
I would definately research it first. Since many of the tests give a false positive. You need to figure out what test they did and check the accuracy of it. First trimester screening is not a diagnostic test, which means it cannot tell you whether your baby has Down syndrome, trisomy 13, or trisomy 18. Instead, the screening provides a probability that the baby might have Down syndrome, trisomy 13, or trisomy 18. This probability, or chance, is based on three criteria: your age, information obtained on a sonogram (ultrasound), and bloodwork. The screening results can either alert you and your doctor that your baby is at an increased risk for one of these chromosome disorders or be reassuring that your baby is at a lower risk for these conditions.
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