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|Tue, 08-18-2009 - 7:50pm|
I'm posting this in part to Ashley's post over at the old board and just to open up the conversation.
Today was my first appointment, and my doctor did a very quick "genetic counseling" with us. He basically told us the risk factors, determined that we didn't have any of them, and then asked if we wanted any of the screening tests. He said that the blood test is not incredibly reliable and often causes undue worry, and that the only way to test for sure (at least for Downs) was the amniocentesis.
We ended up declining all of the screening just b/c I don't think that I would terminate, regardless of the outcome of the test. And...that giant need terrifies me!
Has anyone had an amnio?