What's your opinion on Harmony test?
I wasn't sure where to post this, but most value the opinion of the women who, like me, have chosen homebirth.
I am pregnant with my second child. First was delivered via a wonderful, uncomplicated homebirth over three years ago. I will be doing a homebirth again with this child, though with a different midwife as my previous HB midwife basically got run out of practice.
I was 32 at the birth of my son, and we decline all of the typical pre-natal screenings. Now I will be 36 at the birth, and the new midwife asked if I would be considering any of them, including a test called Harmony for women over 35.
Did you do a Harmony test?
I don't really know why I am even considering it. Maybe because I had a miscarriage about a year ago. Maybe because it is based off a non-invasive blood test, so it seems rather quick and easy.
During my first pregnancy, my son was 3 weeks post due, and during one of the biophysical profile u/s done in the last two weeks, the technician asked us what follow-up testing we had done on the bright spot on his heart. We went into a panic because it was the first we had heard of it. Apparently, it was seen on the 20 week fetal anatomy u/s but because it is considered an extremely soft marker, there were no other soft markers, and we had already declined screenings, our midwife did not mention it (which I am happy about, and the technician shouldn't have blabbed like that anyways). I don't want to go through that again and get all worked up over something that could mean something but most of the time means absolutely nothing. Are the results of Harmony like this? Or are they more conclusive?