First Trimester Screening. What is your opinion on getting the CVS Test?


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Suzette - posted on 02/16/2010




They didn't offer me this test, they only offered me the Quad Screen, which I thought was everything they were supposed to do. The Quad Screen came back all clean though... should I be worried about this part of the testing still?

Cora - posted on 02/13/2010




If you choose not to do this test or not you should at least make sure you get the Quad Screen. I wasn't offered this test only the Quad Screen. Had I had this one or at least an U/S I would have known what was wrong with my son alot sooner. Also if your test comes back positve as mine did it may not be completely accurate. They told me my son had a NTD but he doesn't he has gastroschisis. So ALWAYS ask questions and do as much as you can so that you can be prepared for what is to come. The amnio I did opt out of though simply because there are risks and I am high risk enough and didn't want to chance anything else going wrong.

Jen - posted on 02/10/2010




I look at it this way. You are pregnant with a blessing, and no matter if it has specail needs or not it is a miracle. I rather, have my pregnancy, be happy (not that I would not be if it where to be special needs) I would rather spend it looking forward to it, than worring about this that or the other thing. If a problem should arise I will deal with it when I get there, however if this was a manditory test I would have no qualms with taking it but since it is optional and there is nothing you can do about it, I opt out.

Samantha - posted on 01/16/2010




I opted against that one, just because this pregnancy has been really rough on me (lost 30 pounds so far and still losing), and I worry about the potential risks to my baby, though they are minimal. Honestly, it's mostly a matter of preference.

I did get the quad test done (blood draw on me) but will not get the amnio done if the quad test comes back positive because of it's risks as well. Also, whether my baby is perfect, or will be a special needs child is not going to change how I proceed with this pregnancy, so it's mostly just about preparing myself mentally.

If you're not comfortable with the idea of any of the tests, let your doctor know and just don't have those tests done.

Tara - posted on 12/16/2009




its the one you get around 12 to 15 weeks with the big needle in ur belly[draw blood from your placenta] to check for down syndrome.

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