Is anyone simply NOT going to take any of these tests? ARe you nervous about not having that extra affirmation that everything is ok? Would love to hear from all of you mamas!
I had a false positive come up when I was pg with my LO. She had a 1 in 40 chance of having downs. It was a horrible stressful time and I ended up getting pressured into getting an amnio and the wait for those results was horrible. Of course, everything came back just fine.
I just want to be able to relax with this pregnancy and not worry. We have no family history of any problems so I am really not worried about it.
BTW, I will be 36 when this one is born.
Mommy to Abigail 2/09 and Ollie 3/11
i'm 35. so far i've had no tests and no scans. mostly because i'm trying to do this pg a little differently from the last, and also because we pay out of pocket for the prenatal care. i may volunteer at my local tech for one of the sonography students, just to make sure babe is grossly intact. i may not.
None of the the screenings interest me at all.
We don't go for internal exams or any blood work or anything. I did do the urine checks last time and am fine with that again.
If there are any indicators of a problem, I will reconsider my decisions.
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I will not have the glucose test unless am spilling sugar in my urine.
I'll be 40 when the baby is born.
Last time we got pretty much everything - I didn't really even know I had a choice. THis time I'm just trying to be more relaxed and trust my body.
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I'm not totally against having any relavant information, but I'm not sure what all the issues are. Does anyone know where I can find good information on this topic? For example, I know people say that the tests return a false positive more often for older moms,do you know where I can find this info?
This is all about ultrasound safety or at least about questioning US safety:
With my first pregnancy I did minimal testing and NO us--this one I kind of want an US...not sure why though.
I'm also very interested in knowing the rates of false results of the nuchal screen, but specifically false negatives. This midwife I saw yesterday gave me a big scare tactic about being 35 and needing to have an amnio, and I said I'd do the nuchal because it is so much lower risk and if it showed a high probablility of chromosomal probs, then I'd do the amnio. So she said "but what if the nuchal screen says you have a low probability but it turns out to be wrong?" So I'd like to know - you hear a lot about false positives but not a lot about false negatives.
It looks like if you get ultrasound of the nuchal fold and the nasal bone, combined with the hCG and plasma protein, it catches 91% of Down syndrome and 97% of Trisomy 13 or 18 babies.
(Oh, so as for me and testing, right now it looks like we'll be doing mid-trimester ultrasound, GTT, and GBS swab. I think I'm declining the NT and quad screen, because I don't think there's anything those show that I'd act on, compared with just the ultrasound.)
This time, however, I'm not sure I want to deal with taking the test at all. I need to think on it a little more......In any case, thanks for all the comments mamas!
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