Had CVS yesterday :(

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Had CVS yesterday :(
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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 2:06pm

We met with the Genetic Counselor on Tuesday and had an Utrasound.  They said that there was evidence of  problems with one of the twins.  I went back yesterday and had a CVS done.  I wanted to ONLY have it done on the baby showing issues, but my boyfriend insisted we have the testing done on both babies.   They had to go through my belly to get what they needed for Baby B. (Baby A is the one with the issues) To say it was painful and horrible is in UNDERstatement.

I knew that all this was a possibility since I am 38 yrs old.  But I have been crying for 2 days.  We are suppose to get early results back by tomorrow...the real results back in a week.  I am hoping everything comes back normal and healthy.  But it does look like Baby A is smaller and slightly less active....all of this scares me so much.

Has anyone had any experiences with this kind of stuff?

 

Michelle

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Registered: 07-16-2008
Mon, 09-17-2012 - 9:08pm
((((hugs))))

I am so sorry.
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Tue, 09-11-2012 - 1:53pm

We lost one of our identical twins at 14 weeks.  The rest of the pregnancy went fine until the end when she was IUGR and induced at 37.5 weeks.  She's completely fine.  What we did to honor her twin was planted two cherry trees.  One for each of them, but one was a shorter variety that we planted higher on the hill.  They should grow to the same height when mature.  Each year I pick the cherries with DD and bake something yummy with the cherries.

 

I'm sorry for your loss.  I know it is very difficult.  Add on to that the reduction.  You didn't do anything wrong.

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Sun, 09-09-2012 - 11:06am

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

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Re: Had CVS yesterday :(
Sun, 09-09-2012 - 8:39am

I am so sorry.... My first IVf resulted in triplets.... and One baby was affected by Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and another had Down's syndrome and Cycstic Hygroma. We also had CVS testing on THOSE 2 babies....but since Baby C had no indicators on the NT test (Nuchotranslucency)..we left her alone. She is a PERFECT 2 year old now.... (I was 37 when we got preggo with the trips)...

It is not an easy pill to swallow, but you will find strength that you did not even know you had. Just have some faith, that what is meant to be...will be, and that things will turn out better than you expect. In the end....I hope they are wrong....but I also HOPE beyond hope that you end up with a healthy pregnancy going forward, and at least one beautiful baby. It is SO hard..I KNOW...... and nothing we can say will help. But we are here....if you need us!

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Registered: 07-16-2008
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 12:04pm
Adding on I just read the results aren't as reliable in the quick CVS, the cells need to culture before a truly accurate result comes through. Still hoping for a false positive.
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Registered: 07-16-2008
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 11:57am
I'm praying it's a false positive and for you to have peace until you get some concrete answers. ((((hugs))))
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Registered: 11-01-2011
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 9:16pm

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/prenataltesting/cvs.html

I read this and noticed they don't recommend a cvs for twin pregnancies, not sure why.. also it says there is a small chance for false positives.  Please try not to stress... I know that's impossible.  My thoughts are with you and those two beautiful babies.  Have faith that whatever is meant to happen...will happen.  The best thing you can do is stay calm, eat, sleep, stay healthy and keep taking it one day at a time.

 

 

 

Wendy

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 6:20pm

I haven't been back to this board in awhile (my twins are 14 months old now) so I haven't yet had a chance to congratulate you on your twins. (congratulations!)

I didn't have a CVS, but understand some of the worries of pregnancy at an advanced age... I was 34/35 when pregnant with my girls and that was enough to get all the extra concerns. :smileysad:  I hope that the results you get tomorrow will be good news and ease your fears. Twin pregnancies can be so very stressful even without specific health concerns for the babies. Hang in there!

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