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Old 09-29-2002, 05:47 PM   #1
Chayce's mom
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Post pregnancy after downs baby

I have a four year old son who has down syndrome. I had him when I was 25. My AFP and two ultrasounds were normal. My husband and I (and doctors) were very shocked to find out Chayce had down syndrome after he was born. I just found out I'm pregnant and nervous because my doctor says I'm in a higher risk group for having a second child with a chromosonal abnormality (1 and 100 chance). Chayce has trisomy 21 so Allyn and I have normal chromosomes. My doctor wants to do a 14 week amnio since a 10 week CVS is more dangerous to the baby. I am scared about having any test and I feel horribly guilty because I don't think I could handle another handicapped child. Has anyone else been through this? Any thoughts or experiences shared would be greatly appreciated.


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