I can't find any posts about this but maybe I'm just not looking right. We had our first trimester screening (ultrasound combined with blood test) this past monday feb 4th and I got the call back today that my results came back "high risk". They said I had a 1 out of 160 chance that my baby could have down syndrome. I'm more on the optimistic side thinking that I have a 159 out of 160 chance that my baby will NOT have down syndrome. Anyway, I wanted to know if any of you had similar results?? How are you feeling about it?? Any advice at all?? My doctor called me back because I called her for answers of course and she said she sees test results like this all the time but has never delivered a baby with down syndrome in the whole 4 years that she's been practicing in California, and she delivers in my areas high risk baby hospital. I also know this test has a good amount of false positives, the perinatologist said 5% but my OB said 15-35%. Either way, down syndrome or not, we would not terminate the pregnancy so invasive testing (amniocentesis) to find out for sure is not an option for us. But I just want some guidance or reassuring words from anybody else who might be experiencing this or experienced it in other pregnancies! Thanks!!
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2/8/08 at 8:10pm