Re: Down syndrome sonogram
What did the doctor say...how was your AFP? There are a lot of signs for DS. However, please take into consideration the biggest markers for DS:
- Thick Nuchal Fold (the skin behind the neck)
- Any hole in the heart
- lack of interuterine growth
- lack of interuterine movement
- short femur bones
- lack of nasal bridge
These are all things that a sonogram can pick up. But please note, only a amniocentises is a guarentee of a DS diagnosis. My son's sonogram was impecable. He grew in utero. He was 8lbs 6 oz at birth and 10 days early. He showed no markers on the sonogram. However, he was born with an ASD (hole in heart), thick nuchal fold, and bi-lateral simeian creases and, of course, Down Syndrome. These things should have been found on the ultrasound but were not. My AFP came back 1:1600 for DS. I know now that the only guarantee if you really want to know is the amnio.
My son is a terrific, 9 month old bundle of joy and I would not have given him up for anything. But someone should have seen what was going on in there. You need to decide as a mom what you want. Talk to your doctor...think about what he or she is telling you...if it is not what you want to hear, get a second opinion.
To answer your question, I have not heard of calcium spots being a marker for DS.