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We're having a boy! We are beyond thrilled! I had a feeling this one was a boy. It's so nice to get to be right <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
The only bit of concern at the U/S was a "bright spot" on his heart, which has been correlated with Down's Syndrome. However, there were no other indicators and baby was moving all over the place. An MFM doc came in and had a look. She was not that concerned, but did recommend we get the quad screen/AFP, which I did. So, fingers crossed, I hope everything is okay. I will probably x-post this in pregnancy to hear about other's experiences.
 

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CONGRATS MAMA! Im so happy for you! I too have concerns about the AFP test since I have had a previous NTD. But I believe all will be well with you and I.
 

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Hey there<br>
I just had to pop in and say Congrats. Also, my sisters baby had two "spots" on the heart. They were calcium deposits. She also had no other markers for DS. The spots got smaller and smaller with each scan and by 38 weeks they were gone.
 

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Thanks for the comforting words, girls! I'm hoping this is nothing and I just "feel" like everything is okay. Hopefully the AFP test will come back normal. I've heard you can get some false positives, so I'm a bit nervous about it. It will also take 2 weeks to get the results, so I'm just gonna have to put it out of my mind until then.
 

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Congratulations on your little BOY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
I'm hoping the spots are nothing and the tests all turn out perfect. I've heard this is something common that comes up that most of the time goes away.
 

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congrats on the little guy mama, i'm sure the spots are nothing.
 

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Yay-another boy for May! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Congrats! Sending happy vibes to you regarding the bright spots, but sure everything will turn out great.<br><br>
We have our big u/s one week from today. Can't wait!
 

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Just wanted to update because I got a call from the genetic counselor last night. She said my AFP results were excellent and they felt no need for any additional testing to rule-out Down's. Yay!<br><br>
I'm 31, so she told me my risk for Down's was 1/560. Well, based on AFP results my risk has dropped to 1/10,000! This is as low as you can get. My eggs and DH's sperm must have the genetic consistency of a 20 yr old! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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YAY! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Im so relieved for you! Im still waiting the results for my AFP. Im scared since I have had a history of a child with a NTD. Usually I get the results and then go regardless of the results to a specialist u/s tech to make sure they didnt miss anything if it was a neg result or confirm a problem with a pos result. Looks like my specialist u/s app will come before my test results so I am on edge. I will know on monday.
 

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yay! good to hear the baby is healthy! congrats on the baby boy!
 

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

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All Right!!! Go Baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><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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YAY! Great 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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