1. Name: Elisa 2. Age: 26 3. Occupation: Third Grade Teacher 4. SO - how long together: 5 yrs 5. Kids? 22 month old son 6. Hobbies: I love to fish, camp, and I coach high school volleyball. 7. How far along are you? 24 weeks, 5 days 8. Pink/Blue Team: Blue... again. 9. Do you have a name picked out? Care to share: Jase Bradley Rose 10. Worst symptom to date: morning sickness and being tired all the time in the 1st trimester 11. Best part of pregnancy so far:Feeling my baby move 12. Nursery theme: We think we are going to go with forest animals 13. First thing you plan on doing for fun after delivery: Not sure yet. 14. Random fact about you: I love watching college baskeball! Go zags!View Thread
I hope that I can ease you worrying a little bit. I am currently pregnant with my second child. I have gone what you are going through TWICE! With my first son, I found out that I had a 1:146 chance of having a baby with Downs. I had a level II ultrasound and everything looked fine. They lowered the number for my chances of him having downs BUT I still opted to have the amnio. (OUCH by the way!) and my son was absolutely fine. The amnio, for me, was just that assurance that I needed that everything was going to be ok. I didn't want to stress the entire pregnancy.
This time around, same exact thing. I went an had a level II ultrasound and they said everything looked fine and once again, they lowered my chances of my newest son having downs. We talked to the doctor and he basically said that the blood screening test that they run, is known for giving "False positves." He told me that he sees 10 woman a day that get the same type of results. We decided not to get the amnio again after talking with him.
My advise, and this is only an opinion, is that you have some serious worries about whether your baby will or won't have it. Don't spend the rest of your pregnancy with doubts and stress. Get the amnio. It hurts for like 60 seconds and its over. My doctor told me it is pretty much harmless and that you have more of a chance of hurting the baby in a car wreck to the doctor than harming it from the amnio. Most sources cite the risk of miscarriage after an amniocentesis to be around 0.5% to 1%.
Sorry I wrote so much. I just have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling!View Thread
Hello everyone! I am so bummed, sad, scared, mad, and frustrated! I just got my results back from my QUAD Blood screening. I have a 1:153 chance of having a baby with Trisomy 18!
I had a 1:125 chance with my son of having down syndrome in 2010. We had to go to genetic counceling, have a level II ultrasound and an amnio done with him. He THANKFULLY does not have downs! We had to have non-stress-tests 2 times a week and ultrasounds every friday with blake. It was a pain because it was a 2 hour round-trip.
I just don't know what to do this time. Trisomy 18 is SOOO much worse than downs. I don't know if I should do an amnio again or not. I don't know how to react!!! I wanted to have a "normal" pregnancy this time. Now the rest of my time being pregnant will be stressfull. If i chose not to get the amnio, I will stress out the entire time, but the last time it was SOOO expensive even after insurance! I want to cry!
Sorry about the book! I just needed to get that out! View Thread
Hello everyone! I was wondering if you ladies could help me with name choices. My husband and I have a 21 month old son named Blake. We don't know the sex of this baby yet but were wondering what you guys think about the names we are thinking.
If it is a boy, we were thinking of going with Jase Bradley Rose. Do you like that name? My husband is dead set on Jase. I hated it at first, but its growing on me a ton.
If it is a girl, we are stuck between Elliana Marie Rose(Pronounced Elli-Anna) OR Kaia Marie Rose (Pronounced KY-UH )
Thanks in advance for any opinion that you have!!!