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first trimester screening

I know it's optional.  Who all is not getting it? I'm young and think everything will be fine but worried it wi cause unwanted stress. What is everyone else doing?
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I'm not doing it. If there is something wrong, they can't fix it. They can only offer you a first trimester abortion. They do it in 1st trimester because many states have restrictions on abortions after the first trimester.
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I didn't get any testing either. I'm young, healthy, and no disorders run in the family. Don't be to worried! You're not alone!
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I did, gave me a chance to see the baby and how well it progressing. They measured the bones and informed me if everything is where it's supposed to be (placenta, ovaries, etc.) I found it quite exciting knowing baby was okay and to see how big its grown. I even had a chance to see the baby moving around doing the cutest things.
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i won't risk another ultrasound until they look at baby's position at the end. It definitely causes cell death through heating; and I'm already upset that I've had two ultrasounds already. Plus, the exam is long. I don't want that much exposure to the wave pulses. If there's something wrong, they can't fix it; or they could misdiagnose and worry me for the rest of the pregnancy.
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I decided to have it done as well. Despite the results I wanted to know that if heaven forbid my baby does have some generic deformation I would be informed. Reguardless of the results I would still carry the baby full term even if they said the deformation was not compatible with life. I do not have it in my heart to give up on my baby no matter what. I have always been the type that likes to be as fully informed on the situation even if it is bad news. Though I do not think any differently of any other moms who decide to decline the tests or moms who do it so they can opt out of the pregnancy if unfortunate results are found. The decision is very personal either way you choose.
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I'm getting the "ultra scan" done Friday. It'll be my 3rd ultrasound of the pregnancy and regardless of the results I want to see baby.
If we get bad results we might do the amniocentesis to confirm (good results means no amnio). Because if we have a baby with special needs it'll take some planning to make sure we're able to give him/her a happy life.
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Well for me I pretty much had no choice but to get it. And I'm so glad that I did. My husband was born with a cleft palate and a coarctation of the aorta. And now I am 17 weeks today and last week we went to the maternal fetal specialist and found out that my lil boy has both the cleft palate and the coarctation. So now we can prepare and learn how to take care of him after he's born and thru the surgeries he has to have when born.
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