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I got the results back from the screening for Down's syndrome. Normally at my age (37), there's a 1 in 250 risk of having a child with downs syn. The results of the screening showed that my risk is 1 in 3000. That's as good as a 20 year old. Hurray for older mothers!
 

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That's fantastic! I'm older for this pregnancy (34 turning 35) than my last two (early and mid twenties), so I decided to get the triple screen done for the first time. Still waiting for the results. Hopefully mine will come back with reassuring odds, too! Now you can relax and just enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Are you getting any us's done, too?
 

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Awesome news on your results!!!! And they say that 40 is the new 25 so you are so in your early 20's! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: (I've been looking for a reason to use this emoticon--I love it!)
 

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That's great lovesee! I decided against doing the combined screening after speaking to a friend about the whole process (she worked in a high risk ob office for a long time years ago) since if you do come back as having the risks there are a lot of new appointments to go to and it takes quite awhile to get through everything (and I wouldn't terminate regardless anyways).<br><br>
Not that you going and doing it is bad or anything! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm just dealing with a lot of anxiety and not able to be on such effective medications while pregnant and wanted to avoid the extra stress.
 

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Awesome! I just had our screening. We opted for the triple screen and skipped the cyctic fibrosis test. Did the same thing last time.<br><br>
My OB said don't worry about results and he'll call if there's anything wrong. Until then just expect to be at my next appointment as usual. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had the screening done too and all checked out well! I really don't need anymore surprises then I'm already waiting for. This baby has a 1 in 4 chance of having a rare metabolic disorder since DH and I are both carriers and our DS has it. However I won't have an amnio done to see if he has this disorder ahead of time so we won't know until this baby is a few days old. I plan to do a heal prick on the baby myself at 48 hours old and have DH run it to the hospital instead of waiting a week for the state to call us with results.
 

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Awesome. Though to be honest I didn't love being 25 so much, I'll settle for 40 being the new 30.<br><br>
Its nice to hear your good news <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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YAYY!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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(That emoticon IS SO CUTE!)<br><br>
I just decided last week that I'll go in for that test too (like SpiralDancer I'm 34 turning 35). I'm going to call tomorrow to schedule. Glad to hear of your good results with it. Congrats!
 

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I had the test at 12 weeks and came back all clear with a maternal age of less than 15! I'm 29.
 

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I'm going in to have my blood drawn for my test on Thursday. I'm 36 and I'm having a quad-screen test that my dr. says increases the detection of Down's from 80% (as in a tri-screen) to 95%. We'll have our u/s in two weeks, regardless of the results, and hopefully find out if this little angel is a boy or a girl!<br><br>
I think I'm more worried about getting a false positive than anything because I know three moms that have gotten false positives with a tri-screen and were freaked out for no reason because their babies were perfectly healthy.<br><br>
Dh and I decided that if there was something wrong, we did want to know in advance especially if it was some type of neural tube defect since sometimes those can be fixed. I would hate to be surprised with something like Down's or trisomy 18 at birth, but we would never consider terminating. We just like to be prepared, ya know?<br><br>
Congrats on the good results so far!!
 

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I see my MW on Thurs. & I have until then to decide on this. I heard there can be a high chance of false positives that lead to a lot of worry & more tests.<br>
I am on the fence, but lean more to not doing it. I don't think I can terminate. so, MW said If that if I would not terminate reguardless....there was no point. I told her if the test was 100 %, I would feel better. She said it is only a screen, often an amnio is done if there is question. I said "no way, no amnio!!"<br>
I'm 39 so I wonder if I should, but I don't want an amnio, But I also don't want the heartache of having a babay that only lives a few days, weeks or months......sigh.<br><br>
I still don't know what I will do.
 

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mother's love,<br>
i am 38, will be 39 when baby is born, so i was on the fence, too. my last pregnancy i was 34 and didn't get offered alot of these tests.<br><br>
we decided to do it. we went into it knowing that regardless of the results, we would not terminate. and, we would not have an amnio. so, the results were either going to give us a general 'head's up' if there were any issues, or it would give us a little sigh of relief if the results came back 'normal'.<br><br>
but to be totally honest, i did it because i wanted to see the baby again. that's just me, coming from a place of repeated loss.<br><br>
the results came back within a week, and fortunately they came back good. so, i breathe a little sigh of relief. but, it was really scary getting the test done, just waiting quietly while they took measurement after measurement... the reality of a 'bad' result started making me scared. but, the thing is, i already love this baby no matter what. so, good or 'bad', it didn't make a difference in what the future brings, which, you never can tell for sure anyway. so...<br><br>
it all depends on what is in your heart. you have to remember, too, that most of the time, all is well, and it doesn't matter what the stats or numbers say. not to belittle a bad result, when they come in at 1in6 for a + for down's syndrome or trisomy18, that also means, that there is a 5in6 chance that your baby <i>won't</i> have a chromosonal disorder.<br><br>
just some thoughts.
 
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