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    Default Anyone had harmony blood test?

    My previous pregnancies we just did the usual early screen (nt + bloods). I had very low risk so we didn't go further. This time it's unplanned and I'm 40 so had consult for cvs only to hear about the harmony test. It doesn't cover all the chromosomes like cvs but gets 99% of downs and I'd have result at 12 weeks which is big plus to me. I think it's worth that small risk to avoid invasive testing. But when I talked to dp he just focused on the small risk they wouldn't pick up abnormality. But I think nothing is 100%. He doesn't have to have the needle in his tummy. I had cancer 2 years ago. I've had so much poking and prodding I favour blood tests and ultrasound. I'm digressing but also kind of feel that he hopes cvs would cause miscarriage as he has not come to terms with this pregnancy. I haven't either but I'm still protective. I'm not sure I would bring a downs baby into the world for its sake and my other children but this embryo is 9 weeks, as hard as it will be to have another child now it's there, it's my child and I want the best for it. Think it's time for another heart to heart with dp. Normally I'm so tired by the time kids are asleep I have no interest in talking - especially when he is still so negative about this. It's harder when it's not growing inside you.

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    Hi there, I had the Harmony blood test following a high risk NT scan result. I wanted to do a CVS but because of some issues with my placenta the doctors couldn't. I definitely recommend the Harmony test and will get one again next pregnancy. The specialist I was seeing believes that one day the test will replace cvs and amnio completely. I think they leave a 1% margin of error to cover themselves legally perhaps. Good luck

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    Freyamum - I received my harmony test results yesterday - which confirmed a <1:10,000 risk. I am 39 but actually had a low risk test result however after being questioned by an ob - I couldn't put the worry out of my mind. The two week wait was difficult for me...I tried to avoid too much baby discussion during that time (my partner's family is very enthusiastic). My partner sounds a lot like yours - seems to think all these decisions are very black and white. But I am very content now.. and feel like I can just enjoy this pregnancy without any underlying worries (or at least the common chromosomal ones!).
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    Good result :-) I actually had mine 3 weeks ago and for results last week same as you 1in10,000. Nt plus came back low risk too so that's enough for us. Dp has got used to the pregnancy now so he didn't feel cvs needed either now :-) I know what you mean by the 2 week wait - we had only told one person and I couldn't even think about the baby until I got results.


 

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