Pregnancy 18-24 Community
First Prenatal Screening
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pregnancy and childbirth in women age 18 to 24.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

First Prenatal Screening

I have a question and I hope it gets answered this time. I was scheduled to have my first prenatal screening for Down Syndrome this morning. I thought my dr said it could be done up to 17 weeks. But I could not make it today so I had to cancel it and the lady said she had no avail apppointments left until january and now I can't do it at all. Has everyone done this test?? I know I chose not to do the amnio when I was preg with my first. But now they can do an ultrasound. So I figured I would do it. But I can't now. Is that ok??
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
You dont have to have this screeing done, So yes it is Ok. If you would really like to have this u/s done I would call your Ob and see if there is another place you can go and have it done at.....
Blank
456991_tn?1239310832
I don't think it would hurt not to get it done they are basically just looking at the fluid between the neck and the spine and giving you your numbers for whether you are at risk or not.  Atleast that is what they did at my appt and they make sure that everything is growing the way that it should and that the hb is normal..
Blank
376739_tn?1317669990
If you're over the age of 35 I believe it is recommended, even mandatory in some places. Otherwise no, you don't need to get it done. I didn't do any prenatal screenings because I knew I'd never choose to abort my baby if they had Down Syndrome or something.

Also, those tests only give you an estimated guess on the chances your baby could have a genetic anomoly and often give false positives which can cause the parents months of grief only to give birth to a perfectly healthy baby.

I say don't worry about it!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pregnancy 18-24 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9634886_tn?1405823205
Blank
miracle_mommy2014
UT
9121436_tn?1407983102
Blank
showard022
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
AubsMomma472014
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
knufrio
7174950_tn?1406664709
Blank
tishaxx
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Mommy_Daddy_2
Newport News, VA