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What would you do?

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TwinkleStars15 Tue 03-Jan-17 17:54:36

I just had my results back from my 12 weeks checks and it shows a 1:179 risk of Downs. The cut off is 1:150 so I'm a little worried. I'm 29, first pregnancy and no history within the family so thought it would be much better.

Should I be worried or am I being silly? Would you do the Harmony test if it were you?

Thank you x

divadee Tue 03-Jan-17 18:06:41

What would you do if your baby had a chromosomal issue? If you would continue with the pregnancy then you may feel that it's not necessary. If you would end your pregnancy then I would suggest the harmony test.

I had the harmony test due to my age etc... And we had also disscussed that we would end the pregnancy if there was an issue found.

Johno85 Tue 03-Jan-17 18:18:11

Hey twinkle. I pretty much have your same result and wrote this post yesterday:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/pregnancy/2817446-What-were-your-combined-screening-results

I'm 31 with my first baby and my score was 1 in 185. I was a bit surprised and gutted. After much stressing and thinking I have booked the harmony test for this Friday and it feels like a weight off my shoulders.

I spoke with the screening nurse today. She was great and gave me good advice. She said if the outcome will change how you proceed with your pregnancy then it is important to you. Also you can't compare yourself or your score to anyone else. I knew deep down I wasn't happy even though it's low risk.

Hope this is of some help. And you're not being silly, you're being human xxx

TwinkleStars15 Wed 04-Jan-17 12:13:08

Thank you for the replies. I don't know what I would do to be honest, but I would want to know if baby did have Downs so I could get my head around it, I also don't want to worry for the next 5/6 months. But £400 is a lot of money. I just don't know if I'm worrying for no reason...

Becciilouisex3 Wed 04-Jan-17 12:37:51

Those odds are still relatively low but obviously not as low as they could be or as you would like them to be.

£400 is a lot of money however, it sounds important to you to have the Harmony test and I think I would personally do the same in your shoes.

Some women wouldn't want to continue with the pregnancy if chromosomal issues were found and that is absolutely their right. Others wouldn't care either way however, I think I would definitely need to know for sure as I can image that getting the news that baby has a chromosomal issue is one that you need to get your head around.

I'd want to be reading up and getting prepared long before baby was here but it's honestly up to you.

It sounds like your heart is telling you that you need to know but your head is telling you that the risk isn't as high as it could be and it's an expensive test.

If you can afford it without putting yourself in a bad way financially, it sounds like you need to do it for Peace of mind.

Good luck flowers

sweetchilli77 Wed 04-Jan-17 20:22:37

i was 1in 5 so defo had the harmony, my friend was low risk and had a baby with downs....it is a lot of money but its all peace of mind.

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