Re: Couple of questions
Please read the other threads here, so many people have so many different stories to tell, and the bottom line seems to show that the statistical chances, ultrasounds, and extra prenatal testing, (even amnios!) show that there isn't a 100% fool proof method that shows exactly what the child will have or not have Down syndrome. Triple Screen tests, in particular, are not very accurate, as mine was a false negative. Tell your sister not to let the Dr. sway her to make any decision except her own, as many Drs. tend to push for the amnio automatically. It's always good to do research and inform yourself about Down syndrome if you're worried. It'll calm the nerves.
Everyone on here that do have children w/ DS (such as myself) can't say more wonderful things about our children and how much joy they've brought to our lives. Whatever may happen with your sister, tell her to keep her head up and not worry, but rather stay hopeful. And Good luck!
Last edited by Jaber; 05-04-2006 at 08:51 AM.