Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The Down's Syndrome test

During the scan we asked for the anomaly scans to be carried out, for Down's Syndrome and the like.

The level of fluid around the baby's neck was 2.2, we were told anything below 3.5 is considered normal.

What followed was blood tests, although we also had the cautious optimism of the sonographer who reassured us the 2.2 level was a good start.

We were told we were told we'd be called within 10 days if there was a problem, nothing came.

Then the letter arrived with the great news, the risk was low, no further tests would be needed and we have just a 1 in 7,900 chance of any abnormality.

Wonderful news, another huge boost to us both and a huge credit to Pam again whose done everything right and kept herself so healthy since we found out we were going to have a baby.

It makes you realise though how lucky you are to have everything go well, many are not so lucky.

We had a discussion about what we would have done had there been problems and deep down I think we would have kept our baby.

I guess this is what they mean when you never stop worrying about your kids! Never realised it started in the womb!

Another step in the right direction, 15 weeks pregnant tomorrow!

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