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Old 01-25-2013, 11:29 AM
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Are you having a baby shower? Also, I meant to have them double check the sex for us yesterday but I completely forgot. >.< We go back for one more check at 32 weeks though so I can ask them then.
It's always nice to get that reassurance if you really want to know! Most of my family and close friends are on the other side of the country, so the only shower I am having is with my coworkers (which is still nice!). It will be after baby is here though because they all want to see her!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:57 AM
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Are you having a baby shower? Also, I meant to have them double check the sex for us yesterday but I completely forgot. >.< We go back for one more check at 32 weeks though so I can ask them then.
Did they tell you the sex through the 3D ultrasound? Cause if they did, those are kind of hard to screw up sex on LOL




Apparently, we're getting a birthing center run by midwives this summer.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:06 PM
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It's always nice to get that reassurance if you really want to know! Most of my family and close friends are on the other side of the country, so the only shower I am having is with my coworkers (which is still nice!). It will be after baby is here though because they all want to see her!
Yeah, if we're going to know I'd like to know for sure. Minimal surprise endings! Lol. I like the idea of the shower afterwards - it makes more sense to me! And you don't have to play any games.

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Did they tell you the sex through the 3D ultrasound? Cause if they did, those are kind of hard to screw up sex on LOL
Lol! Well when they looked the first time it was with the regular imaging, not the 3D. But I don't have any idea how ultrasound imaging works so maybe they just didn't have the neon orange skin option turned on?? They do have a much more detailed ultrasound machine at that office though, so I kinda doubt that they're wrong.
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Yeah, if we're going to know I'd like to know for sure. Minimal surprise endings! Lol. I like the idea of the shower afterwards - it makes more sense to me! And you don't have to play any games.



Lol! Well when they looked the first time it was with the regular imaging, not the 3D. But I don't have any idea how ultrasound imaging works so maybe they just didn't have the neon orange skin option turned on?? They do have a much more detailed ultrasound machine at that office though, so I kinda doubt that they're wrong.
Ohh OK. Haha my thought was a 3D boypart would be hard to miss..
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Who here got a positive result with the blood screen test for Down syndrome?

I just got a call from my doctor and he said that it came back that I am at a higher risk for Down syndrome than they would expect for someone my age. 1 in 138 chance. I know about 90% of these tests are false positives, but this is terrifying. I'm shaking.
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Who here got a positive result with the blood screen test for Down syndrome?

I just got a call from my doctor and he said that it came back that I am at a higher risk for Down syndrome than they would expect for someone my age. 1 in 138 chance. I know about 90% of these tests are false positives, but this is terrifying. I'm shaking.
First, take a very deep breath. 1 in 138 is a .7% chance - that's INCREDIBLY small. It's still scary and you're allowed to be scared but if you start freaking out just remember that the odds are 137/138 that your baby does not have down syndrome.

Which blood screen test did they use? We got the Maternit21 test - our doctor said it was easier and more reliable than a lot of the others. And it is as accurate as an amniocentesis, with the added benefit of not having a big needle stuck in you.
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Who here got a positive result with the alpha beta blood screen test?

I just got a call from my doctor and he said that it came back that I am at a higher risk for Down syndrome than they would expect for someone my age. 1 in 138 chance. I know about 90% of these tests are false positives, but this is terrifying. I'm shaking.
TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN , A WHOLE SHAKER OF SALT.

I had a positive that one of both of my girls would have downs.

Neither do.

BREATH and calm down. It is whatever it is and you just have to figure out
a game plan.
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Apparently, we're getting a birthing center run by midwives this summer.
Yeah Toronto and Ottawa are getting the first two in the province! Very cool. Hopefully they are a success and they continue to build more!
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Alpha-fetoprotein blood test.
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First, take a very deep breath. 1 in 138 is a .7% chance - that's INCREDIBLY small. It's still scary and you're allowed to be scared but if you start freaking out just remember that the odds are 137/138 that your baby does not have down syndrome.
I didn't do the screening tests because I didn't want to have to worry about false positives and odds and percentages. If the test can't give me a yes or no, it's not really worth it to me, since we would not choose to abort either way.

So, yeah take it with a grain of salt and don't stress over it! Stress is bad.
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