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post #41 of 48
i hope everything goes well at the mw's appt. good luck!
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by fourlittlebirds View Post
Anybody know what the stats are of amnio causing premature labor and/or death?
Last time I looked (and its been a while) I think the risk is 1 in 200 with amnio. It's part of the reason amnio isn't supposed to be offered for Down Syndrome unless the risk factor comes back higher than that.
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by LilMamiBella View Post
Yep no other problems and they spent lots of time looking over every little thing. The doctor says I have a 4% chance its ds. But when he says 1 in 27 it makes it sound worse.

1/27 = 0.037037 which is actually 3.7% ... so a little less than 4 percent meaning that less than 4 kids who get this diagnosis during pregnancy actually have the disorder! I'd like to see a study on the effects of increased stress on mothers and babies who get ambiguous test results during pregnancy. Here's hoping for the best possible outcome for you! Try to relax and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy



ETA: and it sounds like you may have been too far along for these test results to be accurate anyway. Do your research! If it were me I wouldn't want a bunch more tests at this point, b/c there are risks associated w/ them and it doesn't really sound like they are warranted at this point. Good luck w/ everything!
post #44 of 48
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Originally Posted by fourlittlebirds View Post
Anybody know what the stats are of amnio causing premature labor and/or death?
They have revised this pretty recently, since the 1:200 seemed to be outdated.

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Last month, the top obstetrics journal, Obstetrics and Gynecology, published an article by Washington University at St. Louis researchers reporting that over 16 years, among more than 50,000 of their patients, amniocentesis appeared to cause a miscarriage in only 1 out of 769 procedures. And in 2006, a similarly large study known by the acronym FASTER estimated the miscarriage risk at just 1 out of 1,600 procedures.

Those numbers remain hotly debated because of methodological issues in the studies. But already, obstetricians and genetic counselors are beginning to change the general risk picture they paint for patients.
Full Boston Globe article

I have had amnios done with all but my first pregnancy to do genetic testing and see if our baby carries the kell antigen, so we would know how best to proceed with each pregnancy. Of the two doctors that have my amnios, upon asking what their personal statistic were with losing babies/ causing miscarriage, the 1:1,600 number seems more accurate. But the chance is there, and unless the benefits of having an amnio absolutely outweighed the risks (and we discerned that for us, it did) I wouldn't do it.
post #45 of 48
A few years back on c-birth, a woman gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy, he was small, I remember, maybe 3-4 lbs? It wasn't until he was about 4 weeks old that she started to notice some physical characteristics of down syndrome. She had him tested, and sure enough, he was positive for downs. But her uc was a success!
post #46 of 48
DH and I forwent any of the tests because as you said, even if there was DS or other disability, it wouldn't change anything and we were afraid if something came up it would just stress me out more in my pregnancy.

We have two friends that were given EXTREMELY high chances of having a DS baby - one of them the doctors all but guaranteed she would be born with DS. Yeah, no. Perfectly healthy and no DS. That was our deciding factor because from the research we did, we found that false positives are highly likely.
post #47 of 48
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I wanted to update that I never ended up going to the second ultrasound and haven't seen former midwife since then either. It made me stressed out and I just decided I didn't want to know.

eta: I did visit midwife after first ultrasound and she said I was feeling/measuring behind and recommended that I come back at 30-32 weeks to see her. I don't think I will though.
post #48 of 48
Not sure if this helps at all, but I had many, many U/S w/ my twin pregnancy, my first pregnancy. Each led to another possible problem which never was. I came to the conclusion that the U/S's caused more worry than they relieved.
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