My first trimester screen which is a combination of Nuchal Translucency scan, Blood test plus age factor showed risk of 1 in 4 chances for Downs, making me 35% chances of having a baby with DS.
I was so depressed for 2 weeks not because I will terminate but because I wanted my baby to be healthy and normal physically and mentally. I opted for amnio since it is much safer than CVS. My result came back, my baby has no chromosomal problems and is perfectly healthy.
They asked me again to do the 2nd trimester screen which is a Level 2 ultrasound to check for physical defects and my baby is still healthy.
So dont alarm yourself just yet. The 1st trtimester screen is not a diagnostic test. They said it is 95% accurate but I guess I belonged to the 5% that it isnt accurate. I cant blame you for being sad. I pray that your baby is healthy and perfectly normal.
Wait for your results to come and do not submerge yourself into thinking that your baby has DS. Unless the results are positive, your screening risk doest make your baby a DS. Dont let anyone talk to you on how to take care of a DS baby because thats not what you want to hear at this time while going through your CVS and waiting for your results. Telling you to go to DS website wont help how you feel right now, it will even make you really sad. I know, I've been there...What you need is prayers and support that your baby is perfectly fine.
And when the result is here which I pray that is normal, you can go from there.
Goodluck! Stay on bed after your CVS, eat your cake and watch funny TV/movie shows. My prayers for you.