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Scared!!! Need support/advice

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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Did any of you ladies have the NT scan or planning on it?
Well I did the test last week and received my results today( they did an ultrasound and sent off bloodwork) They came back positive 1/88 chance for down syndrom. Now I know this is not a definite or anything but of course I am terrified. I have already have some complications and this is just another thing I have to worry about now!
I am trying to stay positive but I'm so scared and have so many questions!! I know there are a lot of false positives that's why I was hesitant to do the test in the first place!
I am 13 weeks today. I made an apt with a specialist but they won't see me till 16w once the baby has grown some more. Guess I will be waiting 3 agonizing weeks!! :(
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AmyL3469
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:33 PM

I won't ever have one of those scans done. False positives are fairly common. Also, we feel there is no need. Our child is our child and we'll love him or her regardless. 

Lynzd19
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:37 PM
I let me say I will love my baby no matter what the outcome is. We just want to be prepared!
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Terpsichore
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:40 PM

That's a 1.1% chance according to that. I'm going to have it done at my 20wk ultrasound. The question is, what will you do with the information? If you're thinking of giving the baby up if it does have down syndrome, you might look into more invasive and dangerous testing. If you'll keep the baby regardless, it might be best to get information on parenting a child with down syndrome. 

AmericanChild82
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:54 PM

 I'm going on the 19th to have it done. The dr asked me if the results would change my mind and I said absolutely not. I've been raised around special needs children so if it comes out the baby has downs, I'm going to love him or her regardless. I'm only having it done because my dh and myself don't know any family history from either of our fathers sides of the family.

kelly617
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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This is the exact reason I refuse that test

The chances of a false positive are SO high.
I've had several friends get the test back with a score like yours...then have the anatomy scan at about 16-18wks and everythign is PERFECT

kmqw229
by Ruby Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM
I've never done it.

Good luck though!
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Surprise_Baby00
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 6:42 PM

I've had the scans done each time, but I never had a reason to worry, it just reassured me that baby was fine. 

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