I guess you never think it'll be you that has problems...!
Went in for my 12 week ultrasound yesterday, and baby's nuchal translucency measurement was 5.1mm. Under 3 is normal so this is BIG.
Everything else with bubs looks totally normal/healthy.
My blood results were very good. I am 31 years old.
My calculated Downs risk is 1:264. Which I don't think sounds very high, given how large the nuchal measurement is and that downs is the most likely cause of the high measurement. I know there's a range of other possibilities, but sounds like none of them are that likely (my Edward's syndrome risk factor was 1 in 12,000). So I don't quite understand then what is most likely to be the problem.
My doctor gave me an estimated 50/50 chance of having a normal healthy baby.
So now the decision is whether to do an amniocentesis. I always said I never would do something that placed the baby at risk (even though the risk is small). There is no way I will terminate the pregnancy. So therefore is there any point in having the amnio? My only thought as to why is that I'm just really anxious/upset not knowing. If my baby has Downs then I will do my best to give him/her the best life I can, but I think I would just rather know beforehand so I can get better educated/find support groups etc. And if the amnio detailed results show other syndrome factors then potentially the pregnancy/birth will be managed differently so it'd be best to know?
I'm so shattered, yesterday I thought everything was going to according to plan (I already have health 4yo DD and 2yo DS) and now I just don't know how to feel.
Not sure why I'm really posting this, guess I'm just wondering if anyone has stories to share!