PLEASE tell me what the Amnio is like??

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PLEASE tell me what the Amnio is like??
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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 2:59pm

I am considering having the amnio done now.... for the mere fact that I cannot handle having to deal with the doom and gloom prognosis's being shoved down my throat

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Registered: 10-29-2006
Tue, 05-26-2009 - 12:40pm

Kimber,


Good luck with your sonogram.

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Sun, 05-24-2009 - 2:07am
((((((Hugs)))))) You know I am thinking of you, hope you are doing okay.

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Sun, 05-24-2009 - 1:26am
Kim, I don't come here very much anymore, but I am so, so sorry to read about your loss.

Shelli, married to Jason for 18 years, mom to Derek(15), Alyssa(12), and Carly (2/26/09)


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Registered: 03-05-2008
Sat, 05-23-2009 - 7:42am
I'm so very, very sorry to hear this news.

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Fri, 05-22-2009 - 10:12am

Yesterday, at 15 weeks, after an ultrasound trying to find a heartbeat, and then after a second

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Fri, 05-22-2009 - 9:51am

Kimbercup,

Know what you're going through. I had an amnio done on tuesday and basically the two previous responders described the procedures pretty well. I did not want to see the needle though. We found out the results from the "fish" results last night. We had no chromosonal issues and no downs syndrom - not that it would matter to me and dh. However, we do have a known heart condition. Does your baby have any known conditions from the sonograms? To be perfectly honest, I did have some cramping which kind of scared me but it subsided after about 36-40 hours but no bleeding.

Before the amnio, i got the same "you should terminate" speech from the other perionatal specialist in the doctor because of the heart defect. I tell you I was so upset after the first sonogram before knowing all the facts that I probably could have miscarried. I cried all the way home from the doctors office and all that night. I know this baby was unexpected and unplanned but we are calling her our little miracle now.

DH and I have taken the attitude that we don't care what anyone else says or thinks. THe only thing advise i can give is trust in your own instincts. Is your baby kicking a lot? You're chances of having a child without special needs is still probably greater than having one without out. Plus, remember, that sometimes doctor's are wrong, as much as like to play God sometimes, they are wrong too. Also, get a second opinoion if you can.

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Registered: 03-05-2008
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 1:53am

Hi Kim.

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Wed, 05-20-2009 - 4:00pm

Hi Kim,

I was just lurking on here and saw your post. Big (((Hugs))) with all that you are going through.

I will tell you my experience and will not sugar coat it at all. I was advised to have one with my fist son (now 3) as my triple screen results were iffy. I didn't want to do it, but I really needed to know one way or the other. Anyway, I went in a had a very nice technician. My DH came in with me and held my hand. I lay on a table with the monitor in front of me. He showed me the needle (it was big, I will not lie) He explained how the procedure would go. He swabbed the injection site (I think it was my side) and then inserted it. I would not look as I cannot handle looking at needles. It felt like a bee sting at most. I watched it on the monitor and saw that it was no where near the baby. And before you knew it it was done. He then showed me the vile of fluid. It looks like pale urine. That was it. It took about 10-15 minutes in all. I had a very small mark on my tummy that was gone very soon.

Anyway, I hope this helps.