SCARED .. Need help

Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 05/21/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi , I Just got my gender ultrasound done today and found out in having a little girl. They saw dilation on the baby's intestines. They explained to me this most of the time means nothing but it could be a sign of downs syndrome. I did a blood test and will get results back in 1 or 2 weeks. I can't bear waiting for the results. I'm only 23 so they said my chances of having a down syndrome baby is low but I'm terrified. Anyone have similar experience and advice to help get through the next few weeks ?

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Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 05/22/2013

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The genetics counsler told me I had three options. One blood test that was not very accurate, another was a blood test that actually seperates the baby's blood that is flowing through my body from my blood and is 99 percent accurate, or the amnio. I told her I would choose the second more accurate blood test. I asked her if knowing if the baby had downs syndrome would change my prenatal care and she said yes so that is the only reason I agreed to the testing. I will love my lo no matter what happens, but I'm scared for her . I also wouldn't abort but if my prenatal care would need to be monitored more closely I figured I should find out. I have a strong gut feeling everything is ok but the next few weeks will be long anyways. They also said an obstruction of the bowels could be causing the dilation which would mean she would have to have surgery after birth. If the blood work comes back normal then they want to do another ultrasound to see if the dilation has gone down on its own.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/22/2013

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Blood tests are not always accurate. Both of my sisters had it done, and their children were suppose to have down syndrome. All 4 kids (2 from each) do NOT have down syndrome. The only way to know for sure is an amniocentesis. But that can increase the possibilities of miscarrying the baby.

Due to both of my sisters experiences, I chose not to do any of the down syndrome tests with my kids. The reason being, I would not abort them so what would be the point? I know it can prepare you to know, but a lot of times it is to make a final decision about what you want to do in the long run.

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