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Old 01-05-2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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triple screen test

Anyone have this done?

I felt secure that my baby was ok and almost decided not to do an amnio, but it was advised I do the triple screen test, where they take your blood and combine it with the mothers age and then give you the odd's of having a baby with downs. well I was told it was 1-42 and they recommended an amnio. At 14 weeks and 6 days the doctor did a sono and did measured the back of the neck etc.. and he said it looked fine so far. but reading on this board, they don't pick up the markers usually until 20 weeks?

I read on another board that out of a 100 women only 5-7 will have abnormal results and 1-2 will have a baby with DS. From reading that, the odds don't really look in my favour.

I am a but concerned now. How much should I put into these prelimery tests?

 
Old 01-09-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: triple screen test

Let me start, Sorry to be off subject. No disrespect. I am unbelievibly happy to find pregnant women with ms.
I was just diagnosed in the end of November 2005. Positive lumbar puncture,and mri's,only one episode. I am 28 years old. I've been seeing a neurologist since the beginning and have just had an apt. with my specialist. The neurologist did not really give me info on pregnancy. The specialist is encouraging me to get pregnant now! My husband and I both want another , I also have a 3and a half year old. Other wise he said 2 or 3 years more to wait. I do not really want to wait, But I am concerned with my health. I am really afraid of whats to come. I am strong and believe I will be ok but I am still very concerned with pregnancy.
Please if you have any kind of things you can share with me I would be greatful.
Do you think it is ok to get pregnant now?
I have not started any kind of drug program
Thank you soooooooooooooo much.

 
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