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17/07/2013 at 19:23
We've had a call from the mw to say my blood tests give a high chance of a genetic disorder, eg downs etc. The odds are 1 in 5 so fairly high risk and I think we'll go for the diagnostic test. I just wondered if anyone had any experience of the amnio?
17/07/2013 at 19:57
GB butterfly definitely did with baby Ben. I'm sure she wouldn't mind you FBing her.
17/07/2013 at 20:06
Thanks Ducky, I'll mAybe give her a shout and see if she minds helping explain it a bit.
17/07/2013 at 20:22
I think GB Butterfly had the CVS, which is what I had too - but I believe the procedures are pretty similar (the CVS is just earlier and takes a sample of the placenta, instead of the amniotic fluid).
The CVS procedure was fine - they scanned me first to check the layout of everything, then prepared all the instruments. They cleaned my tummy with ice-cold sterilising liquid, and then got the ultrasound probe on me again so they could guide the needle in. They gave me a shot of local anaesthetic at the side of my tummy first - they explained that it would numb the skin and fat layer under it, but once the needle had passed through, I would feel it when it went through my uterus wall (they can't put the anaesthetic that deep because of the baby).
I felt a bit of pressure as they put the needle in, and then when she reached my uterus wall, she kind of gave a big 'shove' to get the needle in - it made me jump but it didn't really hurt - just slightly uncomfortable. Then I could feel the needle prodding around inside which was pretty unpleasant and a strange sucking sensation as they took the sample (I don't think you'd feel that as much with an amnio because they fluid is free-flowing, whereas the placenta is attached to you) and then the needle was out and it was done.
It's not a bad procedure - they do stress that there is a small chance of miscarriage (1-2% is generally quoted) but we had it because we have a 1 in 6 chance of having a baby with a genetic condition so the % risk of MC was negligible compared to what we needed to know.
Masses of hugs because it's a horrible thing to have to worry about - but try and stay positive, there is a 4 in 5 chance that baby is fine, and they are pretty good odds.
17/07/2013 at 20:33
Thanks 50's. that really helps. I just wanted to know what I'm dealing with from someone who has been through it, rather than the generic info online.
17/07/2013 at 20:53
Imp I'm crashing in to send you huge vibes hope you are ok and all goes well xxxx
17/07/2013 at 20:59
Sorry to hear you are having to go through this Imp.
I had this procedure in March. I believe that the cvs is a slightly more risky procedure than the amino. It was uncomfortable but I looked away and it was soon over. I think you get your results back quite quick for the main symdromes.
I hope that helps and big hugs to you xx
17/07/2013 at 21:09
Thanks to both of you. I'm falling apart, I don't know what I'm meant to feel about any of it.
17/07/2013 at 21:16
Imp Im crashing to send you lots of hugs too. Most importantly though you're not meant to feel a certain way at all, just feel how you need to. you and your h have each other and us bunch of internet wierdies too. all you can do is take everything one step at a time xx
17/07/2013 at 21:20
No advice but lots of hugs and vibes for a positive outcome x
17/07/2013 at 21:24
Hugs and vibes from me too. You aren't supposed to feel a certain way at all. There is nothing that is right or wrong in this situation. Just make sure you and H support each other xxx
17/07/2013 at 21:25
Big hugs to you xxx
17/07/2013 at 21:28
Another crashing in, ive no experience but please know that we are all here to support you xx
17/07/2013 at 21:56
Imp I had an amino with my first pregnancy. Before you look at my sig and panic, losing C was nothing to do with that so please don't let that scare the bejeezus out of you.
I got the high risk thing too. Had the amino which wasn't nice, but a means to an end and my H needed to know the outcome. I would have done without it if it was a sole decision. I'm glad in the end I did as I knew for sure everything was 'ok'.
Please remember, you have greater odds of everything being fine. Even if your odds were 1:1,000,000 you could still be that '1' so bear this in mind.
17/07/2013 at 22:08
No advice either lovey but just wanted to say I hope your ok. As everyone has said, flip it round and there is an 80% chance everything is completely fine. That to me sounds so different. Do you mind me asking, did you get a combined result with nuchal measurements or is it just bloods? I know you had your scan weeks ago, is it a long time for them to contact you?
You know you have loads of support on here and if you need someone to talk to, I'm here and all the other MD ladies xx
Thanks for sharing missus s. I am trying to focus on the fact that its an 80% chance that everything is ok. It's just tough!
17/07/2013 at 22:38
I know, and until you get the results it's there constantly, but focus on that 80%. If someone said you have 80% chance of winning the lottery you'd feel pretty lucky hey? Let us know how you get on lovely xx
18/07/2013 at 05:11
Will do, I'll let you know what they say today.x
18/07/2013 at 08:54
I think we are all focusing on that 80% for you. I honestly woke up thinking of you and I am sending you vibes with all my might. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
18/07/2013 at 09:01
Sorry Imp I've only just seen this. I don't have any experience to share but just wanted to send you a massive hug and lots of vibes that everything is going to be fine xxx
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