my wife rathy age about 29
recently we took tripple test advised by our doctor.
we found result positve stating that there is an increase risk of down syndrome.
the ratio is risk factor is 1:40
due to maternal age 29 - 30 ratio is 1:740
now they are advised us to do amnio
we are not aware of risk
is it right to go for such test
pls any body advise me
I really hate these tests. First off these tests are wrong a lot of the time and they just make parents worry for no reason. If I were you I wouldn't have it done. It isn't going to change anything if you find out that your baby MAY have downs syndrome will it? You will still love the baby and be excited for it's arrival.
i agree with GROSE!! If its not going to change the way you feel about your baby or the arrival then theres no need!! Either way that baby is yours and im sure you will love him/her either way!! I know i would!!
i disagree with having the test done because it is invasive to the baby and a little painful for mommy. when i was pregnant with my son they told me that he would have down syndrome and advised me to have the test however after reading some of the risk of the test i opted to not have it done. my sister on the otherhand was told the same thing with her son and she had the test done and today her son is 13 and mine is 7 and neither has down syndrome. the blood work usually turns up a false negative and causes the parents to stress when it isn't needed. My husband is 49 and we just had a daughter 7months ago and she is healthy as well and so with with our 3rd pregnancy things are going great. well i hoped this helped and i hope everything works out for you and your family!!
Girls, not everyone believes the same thing. If they feel like they cannot raise a child with Down Syndrome then they should take the test to know the possibilities of the child having down syndrome and being able to make a decision.
The test involves complications like it could cause a miscarriage but the chances are very low.
If you feel that having a test will make you feel better, by all means take the test.
But why start planning different arrangements for the baby before you even know for sure that it will have downs syndrome.
That makes me sad and angry to think that someone would give up a baby just because it is going to be different and more challenging to raise. It is still your baby. How will that child feel when he/she gets older and possibly finds out that it's parents got rid of it because of his/her illness.
Personally for me, I disagree with the test. There are a lot of false positives and there is a slight risk of miscarriage or harming the baby from the procedure. In my case, the results wouldn't not change my decision to have my baby, so I do not see a need for the test.
I didn't have a triple screen at all. I had an amnio because I've got a rare skin disorder that has aa %50 of being passed to any baby I have. I am 21 yrs old and my risk for Down syndrome was 1/1000...
Well... my son has Down Syndrome. He also had several health complications that go along with it .
I decided to keep him because I don't believe in abortion. I did NOT have any bad complications from the amnio. The amnio was done at 16w and they had me take it easy for 24 hrs after. I had no bleeding or spotting whatsoever. It took about 10 days to get my result.
People have alot of miconceptions about amnio's. It is %99.9 accurate at diagnosing genetic abnormalities.
I can tell you that having my son was the best thing in the world I've ever experienced. He is now nearly past his health issues (3mo old) and THRIVING. and YES I did go thru some mourning. Mainly for the "typical" baby I had always believed I'd have. I cried off and on thru the rest of my pregnancy.
Babies with down syndrome can grow up to go to school, get married and go to college even. Most babies fall in the mild to moderate category in regards to mental capacity.
You ARE able to wait til further on in the pregnancy around 24-28w to have an amnio where if it DID send her into labor there'd be a good chance of survival.
if you need ANY advice please feel free to email or private message me and I'll talk to you freely. No question is too personal.
I think that the best way to learn is to speak to someone who's been thru it. It's a blessing not a curse and believe me........ It's hard, but worth it completely! These kids are always happy and trusting and loving. When any typical child hits they're teens and begins to hate they're parents, kids with downs are always there to hug and kiss.
My name is Cindie.
Mumita~ Did you know %90 of babies with down syndrome are terminated? It's sad. and very wrong. I believe if a family believes they can't care for the baby they should adopt out. there are THOUSANDS of couples who would LOVE to adopt a baby with down syndrome!
So when a couple decides to abort their baby because the risk for downs syndrome was found do they test the baby to see if it indeed have downs syndrome?
Can you imagine aborting the baby because the risk was there and then find out that the baby was completely fine, no downs syndrome.
Alright, before you all decide to judge me, when I have not judged anyone at all. All I am saying is that if he wants to get an amnio to know for sure the status of his baby he has the right to do so and we as mature ladies should give him all the information that he needs to decide if he's going to go through an amnio and what the complications are.
In NO WAY did I say that he should abort the baby if the baby has down syndrome. That is THEIR CHOICE and their RIGHT to decide. BUT if he wants to know for SURE if the baby has down syndrome then they can get the amnio.
People make their own choices in life. And I will not judge someone that decides to keep a baby with down syndrome and I will not judge someone that decides to terminate the pregnancy because of Down syndrome. That is their right and I am not God, I have no right to judge.
GRose, I am sure that someone that decides to terminate a pregnancy due to Downs Syndrome they find out through an amnio previously to see if the baby has the condition or not. I don't think people would do it with just a guess.
Okay, I wasn't aware that the amino test was 100% in detecting down syndrome.
Still I can't imagine not loving my unborn baby any less because it is going to have down syndrome, in fact I think I would love that baby even more because I would know that it needs me that much more.
Just to clear things..> I'm very sorry if you thought I was judging. I was just stating a fact that me myself only became aware of a couple months ago. I was NOT judging you. Everyone is entitled to their opinions.
I also believe ppl have the right to their own choices, it's a free world. but the day I found out my son had D/S I read a post on another baby site where a 17 yr old girl aborted her baby because it was found to have D/S. It broke my heart and I had to write her. I told her I didn't hate her but I knew she'd made a hard decision and I felt bad for her... and also that it did make me angry but only because I was going thru the same thing.
I promise, I wasn't trying to judge or sound like a jerk. I've just been thru it myself, and know how hard it is.
I would decide for yourself after reading up on the test, if you do the amnio and say your baby does have down syndrome atleast you can be prepared and get all the information you need to! Or you decide you can't raise a baby with down syndrome, since finacially it's more expensive, then you have options! Do as you feel! I would go and google it and read up on the the test!
I had it done with my son, he has one kidney, and we wanted to know if there was a slight chance for anything else, since we don't know my husbands dad, or his family.
It wasn't bad, just slight cramping, and 24 hours of not being able to lift.
Martika- I understand your post. But I can see how my comment can be mis-interpreted. I think amniocentesis is a good to clear all doubts or to prepare yourself for what's coming. I think that it is important to find out what's going on in your belly. I just can't tell someone "Oh! Don't worry about it!". I don't know how hard it is to raise a child with a disability but if it happened to me I would like to make an informed decision no matter what decision I would end up making. Either decision would be hard and heart-breaking, regardless.
Anyway, I think you are amazingly strong and I really admire your decision and wish you the best. I thought your post was very informative, I really didn't mean it directly at you...I just know where these questions usually end up, people arguing about their own opinion, which is unrelated to the question.
My dr said they don't do those test because it can cause a misscarage. ( None of the Dr.'s in that office do it.) Its not safe. An if they find some thing there is not anything they can do about it. Save your self the stress. Anita
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