I had an ultrasound and bloodwork done last week, I guess it has replaced what used to be the AFP, or something like that. Where they test for downs, trisomy 18, etc, and look for signs on the ultrasound? Sorry, when my other kids were born this wasn't available so its all new to me. Anyway, it was so cool, the baby was so sweet, kicking around, stayed very still for the measurements then had a few hiccups that we got an awesome video of. It really helped to make this pregnancy a little more real for me, I've been having a hard time lately. Major anxiety and depression.
I had my second OB appt this morning... my tests did not come back great. And I don't understand them all. My risk of downs syndrome is 1-31, when its normally something like 1-700ish. I wish I could find a chart of something that shows me the ages and risks and such. My risk of trisomy 18 was something like 1-300 and I guess normal is 1-76, or somewhere around there? She threw out a bunch of numbers at me but of course my mind was pretty much gone by then. She was real nice and stayed with me for a long time, did another in-office ultrasound and said that everything looks okay, good fluid, no weird measurements or anything, but I am still terrified. I don't know what to do next. I have been reading some about these tests and how they can be wrong, but what if its not? Most of my anxiety comes from sickness and its BAD. I can barely take care of a normal healthy kid.... I am just feeling so horrible right now.
My thyroid test also came back abnormal, I may have hyperthyroidism? which would explain some stuff. But man, I am just falling apart here!
Amee + James (1998) = Amethyst (2002), Asheby "Bear" (2006), Abbott (2011), Atlas (2013)