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07/12/2015 at 11:54
Hello moms, am 23 and it s my first pregnancy my triple test showed 1:319 risk for down which is high but my nuchal scan came clear and the genetic sonogram too ! Am really worried and aminocentesis is not an option for me , is there any way for me to stop worrying about the fact that my babY could be diagnosed with down, please anyone could help?
07/12/2015 at 12:19
Really don't worry about it chances are they won't be, my sister in law has downs and it really doesn't change much. They have the most amazing personalities and so lovable and yes some times are hard, some downs are more prone to picking up illnesses and depending on how well their speech comes along it can be hard for them to communicate. Other than that no different they have there own likes and dislikes my sister in law loves going shopping, loves gardening and loves helping to look after children. Some people with downs are now getting degrees, becoming models, weightlifters.
I hope this has helped, like i said chances are your baby won't be, but if they are it makes them no difference you will love them they will love you, you will teach them how to walk and talk just like any other baby.
07/12/2015 at 12:27
Thank you dear i really appreciate your words , of course every baby is a gift from god and a blessing , i think i only have to wait :)
07/12/2015 at 16:32
Unfortunately the only way to be sure before birth is the amniocentesis.
with my last DS I was given a ratio of 1:19 of him having downs or another chromosomal defect. I decided to have a cvs to confirm as I wanted to be prepared as much as possible for his arrival but turned out totally fine!
its an extremely personal decision, though and i think the fact that your scan was ok and nuchal measured fine should reassure you! As for worrying, as mums it comes as part of the job lol there will always be something to worry about!
Good luck and try to relax as much as possible - easier said than done, I know! X
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