Re: Triple screen test
I personally didn't put too much thought into it. My baby's nuchal fold is measuring thick, and my husband and I refused the amnio (which by the way they picked up at 15 weeks). There are other markers for down syndrome that they can look for in an u/s, the nuchal fold being one of them and one of the only ones they tell you about. All the other markers in my u/s are neg. for down syndrome. Also, a friend of my fathers was pregnant about 2 years ago and she had the amnio due to her age, and everything came back positive for downs. Her and her husband decided that abortion was right for them as they "couldn't handle a child with downs", so my father and step mother talked with them and had everything in writing that if the baby was born with complications, they would adopt her. In the end, she was born PERFECT 10's on both agpars, the sweetest little thing you will ever see. I've heard too many stories where tests come back positive and wind up wrong.