1:25 chance of Downs(12 Posts)
Ok so just got my Quad results back and it 1:25 chance of downs.
Amnio is booked for next week, but all I can think about is the worst possible scenario.
Anyone with similar results and had a positive outcome?
Mostly freaking out about the actual amnio
I had a positive outcome. I have a beautiful almost year old daughter who has Downs.
Right now you are in hell, I've been there, but even the 'worst' outcome isn't the end of the world. She's the sweetest easiest baby of my three. Everyone loves her and I would NEVER change her in any way.
I can remember being where you are. It felt like the world was ending. I sobbed for hours/days, when the diagnosis was confirmed.
The advice ill offer is to stay calm. Breathe, see what the results are and then just wait. Don't do anything in a hurry, and make a considered decision that is right for you.
There's a lot of pressure and bias on the subject, medics particularly are very pro termination, but take time to have a good read, speak to people and research.
There are plenty worse things than Downs.
Oh and amnio isn't so bad. They numb your belly and you don't have to look. It's done quickly. I watched the screen. It was very interesting to see it happening on the monitor.
I was 40 when I fell pregnant for the 3rd time, unplanned. My blood test came back 1:84. I did have an amnio. I can't say I even found it that uncomfortable to be honest. Results came back fine and I now have a healthy 4 year old son.
1:25 equates to 4%
So you have a 96% chance of not having a baby with Downs
Hope that helps
I would also say that I do regret having the amnio on the basis that if the baby had had Down's syndrome, my husband would have wanted me to have a termination. Now my two girls aged 20 and 12 agree that they don't think I should have terminated a pregnancy if the baby did have Down's syndrome and that they would have loved him just the same, as I know I would have. My reason for terminating it would have been purely based on trying to protect my existing 2 children from hurt. And I think I was wrong.
Wait for amnio. Hope all good and no extra chromosomes xx
I know someone thatbgot 1:3 and the baby didn't have downs (right at the beginning of the testing though). I also know someone that had 1:10 and the baby didnt have downs, but she had a rare condition called placental mosaicism so the cells in her placenta did have an extra chromosome.
I also know someone that has a daughtet with downs who's risk score in the pregnancy was 1:350.
Its a waiting game I'm afraid ..
Seems to be that quite a lot of people on here have had high risk results but had the amnio and gone on to have healthy babies. I'm also anxiously waiting for the results of my quad test so I really feel for you. But remember it's not a diagnosis, just a risk assessment and there are a lot of factors that could affect this. The amnio doens't sound too bad either. Good luck and I hope for the best result for you and your baby. As forago says, it is indeed a waiting game...
Thanks for all the replies. Had the amino this morning and it was really not that bad.... The needle part was over so quickly - that's what I had worked myself up about.
We'll know in a couple of days and then if need to make some serious decisions.
I had 1:20, had the amnio and my daughter does not have Downs Syndrome. She's 4 now but I remember those few days like they were yesterday.
Good luck x
I had a 1:40 risk at 29 years old. Had a cvs and it was clear, but our baby has turned out to have a very, very rare genetic condition that would not have been picked up by testing. However, like Saggy and Lucy, I think that whilst the last few months, and no doubt the future to some extent, have been very upsetting and stressful, our lovely baby really is the most amazing, happy, wonderful boy. I love him in exactly the same way as my other children and it has forced us to live a different and I think better kind of life. I would never have planned to have a baby with special needs but whatever the outcome for you, and whatever you chose to do (I don't want to make you feel bad about whatever you do/don't do) having a baby with Downs Syndrome may not be the tragedy that you at first imagine it would be. Most people with your risk will have a 'normal' baby anyway, whatever that word means, and I remember the awful emotions very well that you go through when you hear that you are high risk. But whatever your outcome I wish you all the very best and hope that you find strength to deal with the difficult times you are going through.
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