I've never had an amnio. I also don't do triple screen, because all that would do is increase my anxiety, given that I won't have an amnio. Have you talked to your doctor about doing nuchal fold measurements via ultrasound? That's a less invasive, very safe
I keep reading your posts and can feel your panic.
A baby is a gift from God
Here's the thing, a DS child is a special needs child.
ivillage is weird about giving links to other message boards, so if you email me, I would be happy show you some other boards.
In our small town at my children's elementary school there is a girl in six grade who has been in school there since kindergarten.
Considering the genetic counselor told me that the average odds for DS at 40 are 1:65, I'd say 1:180 is pretty good. That means you have 179:180 odds that the child does NOT have it.
If you are concerned about invasive testing, I would wait until the 20 week u/s and see if they identify any other soft markers before proceeding.
I know a woman who had many soft markers at her first u/s, but all but one of them had resolved by her 20 week u/s, so while I know it's hard, try not to worry too much until you have more information.
Please be advised that the triple test is only a screening test.
Well I didnt get any testing done with my little boy, he turned out ok, my doc gave me odds of 1 in 40, so you have better odds then I had. I figured since I wouldnt terminate the pregancy it didnt really matter if I had the testing anyway. Towards the end of the pregnancy I began to worry about if the baby was going to be healthy or not, but he was born perfectly healthy. But if you are worried about losing the baby from the testing then you need to really think about having it or not.
Sorry I couldnt be much help... But good luck and congrats again.
I think you got very good results.