It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Down Syndrome Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 18974
Posts: 1
souds1 HB User
Doc said large, fetal head could =down syndrome??

Hi all,
My sis had her 2nd ultrasound and her doc told her that her baby has a %10 chance of down syndrome because the body is measuring at 31 wks and head at 34 or 35 wks. Her doc said the chances go up even higher because she is 36yrs old. Everything else looks normal with the fetus. Her doc wanted to do an amnio on the spot, but my sister refused. She's extremely upset, as she's miscarried 5 times previous and never thought she could get pregnant again. Any one ever hear of this or had this type of diagnoses? Thanks

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-05-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 968
goldyfm HB Usergoldyfm HB Usergoldyfm HB User
Re: Doc said large, fetal head could =down syndrome??

I don't have an answer other than to be supportive whatever the mom to be decides. My daughter was 35 with her first pregnancy and she declined any testing as well. It was a matter of her personal choice. I know I had a little background from Nursing school on obstetrics and I was aware of all the recommendations of testing but it was ultimately her decision whether I agreed or not. I am sure there is lots of research material online if you really want to get some answers. I hope all turns out well for your sister and her little one. It must be nice to have a sister who shows so much love and concern. Take care.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
white hairs down there? kriss79 Women's Health 5 02-01-2011 10:26 AM
slight shadow on fetal babies heart and nuchal fold of >6mm angela26 Down Syndrome 0 09-26-2007 04:46 PM
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Estefani23 Pregnancy 4 07-24-2007 07:49 AM
No fetal movement? *Stace* Pregnancy 9 05-17-2006 06:00 PM
fetal movement worrywort Pregnancy 10 01-23-2006 03:13 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:49 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!