Hi ladies sorry if this ends up being long or all over the place..I'm a bit upset at the moment
I had my samsas blood test at 11+6 and my nuchal at 12+2. During the ultrasound the Dr made it clear they had nothing to do with handing out results and to wait until my hospital appointment...fair enough. So I go to my hospital appointment today and I was called in by a Dr not a mw so I knew something was up. She asked me if I knew why I was there and I stupidly said err for my first appointment? She told me that my gp should have called me to review my NT results so I had a support person with me for this appointment but true to form my useless gp hadn't said anything. Anyway she showed me a piece of paper showing me that I was high risk for Down syndrome but nothing else...the risk is 1:91. The whole appointment was a bit of a blur to be honest so I can't remember everything but I think she did say my ultrasound was fine it was just the bloods. She did a quick scan and baby was perfectly healthy bouncing around in there and even waved.
So I have an amnio booked in because Dh and I have decided for our family that we need to know. The Dr explained that there are 4 of them who do amnios and the rate of mc is the same with all of them so a 1 in 200 chance of mc. I'm 14 weeks today so have to wait 2 weeks for the amnio and the 10 days for the results. She offered the harmony test but there is no way we can afford that She also mentioned the FISH testing aswell which originally I said we couldn't afford but I think we will end up finding the money for.
So a bit of background....I'm 25 and have had 1 mc then two healthy boys which were very boring and uneventful pregnancies. I'm overweight...not sure if this matters but it was a question on the ultrasound form so maybe it matters? Down Syndrome Isn't in either sides of our family..can it be hereditary?
The Dr was lovely and explained a lot, she even made sure she will be doing the amnio and all the follow up (this is in a public hospital). I pretty much bawled my eyes out all the way through the appointment, while making the amnio appointment and all the way out of the hospital I know everybody has some sort of risk but I was still so shocked by this news. Dh wasn't even there because I told him to look after the boys just incase the wait was long...I just didn't expect it
So basically I just want to hear other people's stories about being high risk, did everything turn out ok? Am I just highly emotional or does everybody cry like that when getting less than desirable results? What are the chances that everything is ok? The Dr did say that I will remain high risk if baby doesn't have Down Syndrome because the PAPP-A results could indicate possible growth issues later on. Did you have any pregnancy issues down the track?
Also for those that had an amnio I would love to hear your personal experiences. How did you get through the procedure emotionally? Physically? Did it hurt? I'm honestly terrified...I wasn't even this scared of giving birth
I know there's lots on google and in here but I didn't want to google too much and do more harm than good. Plus I always prefer to hear the real life personal stories.
Also I feel like the next 2-3 weeks are going to drag...how did you not let it consume you? I have two boys keeping me busy but I know It's just going to sit on my mind What helped you get through the wait?
And lastly these are the results I got...Can somebody explain what it all means if possible? The only one she spoke about was the PAPP-A results so does that mean that was the only abnormal thing? Is everything else within normal range?
Thanks ladies I really appreciate your help