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Re: Questions,Questions, Questions!

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Posted by Lisa on February 08, 2000 at 11:40:36:

In Reply to: Questions,Questions, Questions! posted by Syl on February 08, 2000 at 10:14:38:

As far as I know, the only way to test for Down's is with an amniocentesis. They will use a long needle to withdraw amniotic fluid. They use local anesthetic to numb up the area, and other than the stick and sting from the intial injection of local, you shouldn't feel anything except a little pressure. The fluid is then analyzed for lots of things. I think it takes several days to weeks for the results to come back.

Movement starts being noticeable about week 15-16, some earlier, some later. At first it's fluttery, I've heard some describe it as butterfly wings, and that's about right. Trust me, it's more noticeable later.

Lisa

: When they test the baby for down syndrome what does that test exactly entail because I am a little
: Skeptical about the whole thing! I have heard soem scary things does it hurt? Also Im only 13 weeks now
: but what does it feel like when the baby is moving or is that one of those things were I will know just know?

: So many questions so confused HELP!!!!!!!




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