today i went to check what happens week by week and a lady said she had it done at 15 weeks BTW im 15 weeks 3 days and i was wondering do you have to take that test and what if they make me and i deny what can happen cause they said it can cause a miscarriage i dont want to go through that test has anyone done or does everyone do it??
and that other test when you have to drink that nasty stuff does that hurt the baby as well?
im scared now...
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:12 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by febmom007 at 2:12 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 2:13 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Nobody can ever MAKE you take a test. It is called informed consent. You don't have to do anything just because it was recommended. But you do need to learn to make decisions based on rational thought and evidence based medicine. If you just freak out all the time they could declare you incompetent. It is time to calm down and be the person in charge. You are about to be a mother. Time to grow up.
She already told you that most amnio's are to check for Downs syndrome. So if you don't have Downs in your family and you aren't over 35 they shouldn't even be recommending the test. Or lung maturity if you go into early labor. It isn't a routine test.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by parajumper3 at 3:17 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 6:57 PM on Feb. 25, 2011
Answer by sstepph at 9:56 AM on Mar. 21, 2011