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|Fri, 06-29-2007 - 6:02pm|
I just talked to my OB and he informed me that my triple screen blood test was "screen positive". He did his best to explain what that means to me, but I think I went deaf after he said "positive" and didnt hear a word he was saying. Im scheduled to see a genetic counselor next Tuesday, and having an amnio on the 18th of July. I am SCARED to death, mostly because I didnt expect this-I have been trying to think positive because I know that stressing out is not good for me or the baby, so I thought for sure hed say something like -your chances are 1 in 250 for having a baby with Down's Syndrome.....what he said was that that was the baseline and anything above that was considered screen positive. My results were 1 in 43.............is that bad??? He did the "glass half full vs. empty" analogy but it didnt work. Statistically he said the chances are 2%, which sounds a lot less scarey than 1 in 43.
I am still petrified and nervous as all hell. This is my 4th pregnancy, the first for my fiance, and I will be 43 tomorrow. What a way to celebrate! :( The ultrasound was reassuring from what the specialist said tho-the NTU that is. The fat deposits behind the neck were considered normal.
Can anyone give me any information of advice about this? I dont know if I should worry or if Im basically getting ahead of myself. The doc did say that for my age, the statistics say 1 in 25, so I guess 1 in 43 is better right?
I need to keep thinking positive but its so hard!