I had my texst for down syndrome whn I was 15 to 18 weeks like normal and all the test came back negative... I started seeing a new doctor whn I was 20 weeks and had all my blood test work done over whn they tested my blood work again the said my test came back and my baby could possibly have down... I am so confused cuz I dnt understand how one doctor could say neg and the next say positive. And aftr I had the first test done I had the ultra sound done leting me knw the sex of the baby and u could see her face then so wouldn't they have known then and should've told me.. I have a test tommrow to see what's going on for sure and I am so scared to knw.. I will keep u guys posted
Hi, the only way to know for sure is to have an amnio, is that what you're having done? I could tell my baby had Down's at an 11wk scan. The Dr didn't need to tell me, I felt sick and could hardly breathe just waiting for her to say something. It's not what any of us would choose for ourselves or our babies, but little did I know what was waiting for me when my daughter was born. She's amazing and the Down's is just part of what makes her who she is. Try not to worry too much until you get checked out properly, sometimes it just a slightly higher that shows up, but still a low risk... If you see what I mean!
I have to have a little laugh at your comment about Down's children being loving and gentle, lol... My 4yr old can certainly be those things when she so chooses but she can also be cheeky, destructive and violent as the mood takes her. She is very astute at picking up your moods, so we have to be so careful about our tone of voice and we find positive praise for the good stuff and totally ignoring the bad works most of the time. I honestly believe she was always meant to be my child and when I think how devastated I felt when I first found out she had Down's, I had no idea just how truly truly blessed my life would be, with her in it.
I feel very sad when it's discussed in a negative way and mother's are encouraged to solve the "problem" with termination. You only need a 5 second glance into the future to know that a baby with DS is like every other baby, they just needs above all to be loved and nurtured. I have to say personally, I'm thankful that I knew my baby had DS before she was born because that gave me precious time to research and to come to terms with it. By the time I was 5 months pregnant, I felt like the luckiest Mummy in the world that I had this precious baby who I knew I could love and do my best for. Not for one moment have I ever regretted my decision.
It's not my place to preach to others about their circumstances, but every action has a consequence and we live with that forever. I know for me I made the most important and the greatest decision of my life the moment my little darling burst into my life.
Thanks guys for ur comments... I had the ultra sound done and there were no signs of down they did offer me a test to stick a needle in my stomach but I said no.... I feel much better with the ultra sound done and I'm feeling 100% better of me having a normal healthy baby... Thanks for ur comments
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