Sarah - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hello ladies I have a question for you guys. How do you feel about the prenatal/AFP screening? (Tests for all sorts of birthfects and you get a positive or neg and have to do genetic conseuling and more tests if your pos.... just in case someone dose not know what it is) The reason I ask is because as a young prego mom at 20 I had this test preformed because my Dr. told me to. My test came back Pos for potential Down syndrome. Ofcourse weeks and weeks of horrible worry and grief took place while doing more testing. In the end I ended up having an aminosentisis done and my daughter was absolutly Perfect. Later on I thought why in the world did I do that test? No matter the results I would have had my daughter. Plus the amino was dangerous. So with my son we opted out of it and did not get it. Now today at my apt my Dr. HIGHLY recommends getting it with this pregnancy due to the anti-seizure meds I am on and the potentional nuero tube defects. I am just torn on what to do. If knowing could change the fact then I would do it but knowing isn't going to help or change anything. I am thinking of getting the test done but saying no if they want to give me an amino. Any thoughts?? Any experience with this??
Sarah AKA Hotmama ;-)