I had my nuchal scan and a blood test done at the same time as I have Down Syndrome in the family. This is automatically a red flag it seems.
My scan was fine. The neck folds were measured and the nasal bone thing and everything was within average limits and such. And afterwards the sonographer gave us the results and said we weren't in the high risk range.
However I have been to see the midwives and check in at the hospital.
And she was very concerned about the risk number from the blood test. My risk assessed at 1 in 357. My understanding was less than 300 is bad, and the sonographer said 'even if it was 1 in 301 I wouldn't recommend further testing.'
The midwives concern was so great that she actually started to rattle me. And I have no issues regarding a special needs child, I am more than prepared to deal with the extra needs that go along with that, I'm well versed in what goes on with a Down Syndrome child. DH and I both know it's a slim risk due to the fact we have someone in the family with it. But it didn't put us off having any children. I thoroughly believe it was age related in that circumstance and I've been told as much. I am not even 30 yet.
Should I be concerned, even though it changes nothing, so I guess I mean should I prepare for the very real chance that this baby has Down Syndrome? Or is the midwife, naturally so, just voicing concerns because the numbers aren't as high as she would expect or want. The sonographer was very confident, and I believe she was competent at her job, described absolutely everything she was doing during our scan.
Anyone able to soothe my now awakened concerns? Thanks.