just got back from dr....didnt do amnio

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Registered: 07-08-2008
just got back from dr....didnt do amnio
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 12:33pm
hello everyone!and good morning,
dh and i just (just) got back from apt with fetal maternal specialist.had all intentions on doing the amnio, what was kinda neat was that i knew the ultrasound tech (her dd dances with mine)anyhow, the super duper ultrasound (on big screen!)showed evrything at possibly "above" average.doc said that before ultrasound just with my age,i was 1 in 58 at having downs baby.then after ultra s. 1 inn 190 then when i get triple q test (if i do )depending on that could put my odds even better.im terrible with decisions so dh decided that all loked too good to possibly do any harm.hope we made the right decision.do these odds sound about right? any feedback is welcomed.we also found out its a girl,hubby is bumming (bad)he has 2 dd and i have 1.

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Registered: 07-09-2008
Fri, 10-03-2008 - 4:05pm
Welcome home, aren't you glad that is over?

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

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Sat, 10-04-2008 - 3:47am


I also skipped the amnio after our level 2s

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Sat, 10-04-2008 - 7:52am
We skipped the amnio and most other tests last time, although I was only 34 (almost 35).
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Sat, 10-11-2008 - 10:01am

Hi there

Congrats on your baby!! My daughter was born 4 mos ago. I also decided not to do an Amnio also after my Level 2 sonogram.. Before it I was 1 in 50ish for defects due to my age alone and after the sonogram and no signs of probs the technician told me i was then 1 in 200 for a chance.. And well Shes a happy healthy beautiful little girl!!!


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Sun, 10-12-2008 - 1:48pm


I think your odds sound pretty darn good!!!
im happy for you, and congrats on haveing a girl, just think if you had a boy how tortured he would be with all those sisters.. LOL Dont worry about hubby being bummed... he will get over it, just tell him you guys can try again for a boy!

Good luck

baby Mikey at 2 months Wow what a change

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