As Ecologic said, 1:13 is a higher risk then most. And it was for one of the Trisonomy's. Trisonomy 21 is Down's Syndrome.
Amnio was actually pretty easy. I checked out the Dr. performing it, and he had an excellent track record for complications, so the risk of a problem was more like 1:1600 then 1:400, so I felt very comfortable. The needle was scary to look at, but the procedure was virtually painless. I had no complications at all.
I had the procedure on a thursday, and took it easy the next 3 days. All was fine. THis was all actually my last pregnancy last year. I am only just coming up to 6 weeks now, so won't have my first trimester screen until early Jan. We will decide whether or not to do amnio again at that time.
"As Ecologic said, 1:13 is a higher risk then most. And it was for one of the Trisonomy's. Trisonomy 21 is Down's Syndrome. "
That is NOT TRUE! I know firsthand since my 2 year old has Down Syndrome. Any number under 3 should be considered normal.
Most doctors want to do an amnio if the # is 3+
The test is meant to be done between weeks 11-13. The best time is anywhere in week 12 or the end of week 11, beginning of week 13.
The further along you are the bigger the measurement.
Also, even though mothers with Advanced Maternal Age have a higher risk based on age literally %80 of babies born with Down Syndrome are born to moms UNDER 35.
TJ was born when I was 21. I don't know his NT number but he showed several soft markers. his measurements were off, and he had heart defects.
As for Amnios~
The normal risk for most doctors who do the amnio is about 1:200-1:300 and the risk for CVS runs about 1:100 smost places since it's a fairly new procedure.
I've had amnios with both my boys with no complications following it, you've got to rest about 24hrs after the amnio so you don't go into spontaneous labor or contractions.
Anchee is right, it's GREAT numbers!
My actual #'s for having another child with a trisome (down syndrome) is 1:100 automatically even though I'm only 24 now.
Message me or Dragon if you have questions on DS. :)
Her name is Sandi and I'm Cindie. She's better with the actual resources after baby is born, I'm good with testing stuff.
Thank you! I took my test at 12 weeks. I'm due on May 15th. I was really scared going into the test because I have quite a few health issues (type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, a past history of high blood pressure), all of which can cause major problems for the fetus when uncontrolled, but I took the chance anyway. I have to go in for the second part of the blood test at around 18 weeks, so I'm not completely out of the woods, but I figure I can't really control what will happen. So keeping my fingers crossed! :o)
Thanks Martika! I tend to agree with you on this: "even though mothers with Advanced Maternal Age have a higher risk based on age literally %80 of babies born with Down Syndrome are born to moms UNDER 35". I'm a preschool teacher and I've seen this throughout the years I've worked with young children.
I have a special fondness for kids with DS. I think they are so loving and delightful! Can *definitely* be a challenge but also full of life and joy. We had a little boy at our school with DS once. He had to transfer to another school but we all just adored him! And these days, with early and thorough intervention and education, kids with all kinds of challenges can lead perfectly good lives.
my cut off number is 1 in 150 for trisomy so after the test i suppoed to have more than 100 and i got 109. So it seems my chances are 1% to have a baby with defects. the n umbers are based on my age
I denied the amnio, at this point its what it is.
Now , this kind of things make me very uncomfortable,, i should have google this things before to have an idea of all these test. today its to much info to take at once( the age, the test, the pills..the doctors..etc...too much stress
if i have informed myself about all the risk after 35y/o , I am finding myself very selfish saying i wouldnt even try.
I think is very brave to see all these woman having babies at late age and no stressing out about having a baby with problems. I though that this problems are genetic and as i learn everyday its not..it can happen to anyone .
its very hard for me just to even think about having a baby with problems & i hope and i pray for all the babies in the world, i just pray for all of them to come to this world healthy.
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