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Old 07-27-2006, 05:18 AM   #1
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Is it common to worry about birth defects?

i'm constantly worrying about if my baby will be born healthy and normal. i'm sure this is normal but want reassurance. didn't take the quad-screen test and did have a anatomy ultrasound on monday and all looked very normal and healthy. just a worried first time prego or am i being overly concerned?

 
Old 07-27-2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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Re: Is it common to worry about birth defects?

I worry about that too. But the odds that your baby will be born strong and healthy are overwhelmingly high -- probably more than 95% (depending on your age). Eat healthy, take your vitamins, and just think -- if you had a better than 95% chance of winning the lottary you'd buy lots of tickets, wouldn't you?

 
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:28 AM   #3
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Re: Is it common to worry about birth defects?

This is VERY COMMON its part of the whole pregnancy thing and being a mom. Im 35wks tomorrow and Im still worried. I dont think it ever goes away even after they are born.

 
Old 07-27-2006, 06:43 AM   #4
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Re: Is it common to worry about birth defects?

thanks ladies.

 
Old 07-27-2006, 07:02 AM   #5
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Re: Is it common to worry about birth defects?

I think it's very common. I'm just under 4 months along with my first child and I have been doing the same kind of worrying and everyone around me tells me that it's perfectly normal to be going through that.

 
Old 07-27-2006, 07:34 AM   #6
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Re: Is it common to worry about birth defects?

It's completely normal. I had a few "soft markers" on an ultrasound I had, I got a quad screening, which came back pos. and i had a 1 in 6 chance of Trisomy 18, so I was sent in for a Level II ultrasound, and after finding more markers, I had a CVS done, and it came back positive for Trisomy 18. I'm only 20 years old. So I mean it's ok to worry, but it's so rare that young mothers have birth defects.

 
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