Brianna - posted on 05/09/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
so the found a soft marker on my babys heart which can be a sign of down syndrome. but usually the find lots of them on a baby with downs all over the body. i had a specialist take all the factors into accouple and gave me a number of i have a 1 in 650 chance baby will be born with downs. they said i could always have a amnio no know for sure but ihave to have it done asap.. but the risk of miscarriage cause by the amnio is 1 in 200. so its greater than the chance of downs plus doctor said i have the option of getting the amnio but she does think its worth the risk yet still my choice... my hubby and i decided that we wouldnt have the amnio done and cuz we think the odds that baby will be fine is in our favor.. but when my i told my mother my decision she said i should take the amnio and if it has downs i should abort.. (u have till 23 weeks and 6 days to legally abort for reason like this) I was very upset by her saying this.. honestly even if the amnio came out positive for downs i dont think i could EVER abort... now im stressed out and feeling like i dont have the support i need (im very close to my mom) What would you do if you where me??