I'm brand new here and tried looking for a thread about this, I'm sorry if there already is one and I didn't find it! I'm excited to be here and have a place to discuss what's going on with myself and others. I'm home from work today as yesterday I had an amnio and I'm resting for 24 hours. I got a call from my doctor when I was at work yesterday (I'm a teacher) and was surprised to hear that my Down's Syndrome risk has gone up- when I did the 1st Trimester screen I got a somewhat elevated risk for my age (33) of 1 in 205. Based on my 16 week triple screen blood tests my risk went up to 1 in 45. It was all so sudden- my husband and I weren't sure yet if we would get an amnio as we are planning to keep the baby no matter what. But the doctor said they had an opening an hour later for an amnio and my husband and I decided to just go for it so we will be able to prepare (physically and mentally) for our baby's needs, whatever they may be. It was such a whirlwind and fortunately my director was very understanding and got me a sub right away. I was crying as I left, just from surprise, concern and fear over the actual process of the amnio. Thankfully it wasn't very painful and we did get to see the baby moving around in the ultrasound- it looked really cute and found out it's a boy :) Anyways, sorry this is really long winded but just wondering if there is anyone else out there in a similar situation?