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    Old 05-30-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
    haleysmum
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    1 in 9 chance of DS please help

    Hi I had a nuchal translucency (sp) scan and blood test a couple of weeks ago and it came back I have a 1 in 9 chance of my baby having DS...I am absolutely freaking out at these results ( they seem quite high ) I am booked in to have my amnio done in 48 hours and am having the fish test also, so will have a result telling me if the baby DOES have DS within 48 hours and then have to wait another week to totally rule out other chromosome probs.....I am so scared right now Any advice and support would be great THANKS
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    Old 05-31-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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    Re: 1 in 9 chance of DS please help

    Dear Hayleys mum

    How did you get on Not sure when you posted this message as board not ever so clear to me

    My daughter has Down's syndrome and she is the cutest thing ever. I could not imagine my life without her. Despite her condition she loves life and i'm glad that she has got the chance to live a life just as much as any other baby has

    Let me know how you got on and if you need any support will be glad to help you

     
    Old 06-01-2004, 09:55 AM   #3
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    Re: 1 in 9 chance of DS please help

    Dear Haleysmum-
    First- try to relax, the stress after hearing this news is about unbearable, I know (been there)- but until you find out for sure, please do what you can to keep your mind off of the test result.

    Second- this was only the first screen- there is still a good chance that everything will be just fine.

    Third- if it is positive, and your baby has DS- its OK, you can make it and so will this precious bundle of joy that you are bringing into the world. You will know how to plan for Him/Her and will be the best Mommy ever in this baby's eyes.

    Keep us posted on how you are doing. The waiting is the worst part.

    Take Care,
    -M

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    Hi I had a nuchal translucency (sp) scan and blood test a couple of weeks ago and it came back I have a 1 in 9 chance of my baby having DS...I am absolutely freaking out at these results ( they seem quite high ) I am booked in to have my amnio done in 48 hours and am having the fish test also, so will have a result telling me if the baby DOES have DS within 48 hours and then have to wait another week to totally rule out other chromosome probs.....I am so scared right now Any advice and support would be great THANKS

     
    Old 08-06-2004, 07:53 PM   #4
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    Re: 1 in 9 chance of DS please help

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    Hi I had a nuchal translucency (sp) scan and blood test a couple of weeks ago and it came back I have a 1 in 9 chance of my baby having DS...I am absolutely freaking out at these results ( they seem quite high ) I am booked in to have my amnio done in 48 hours and am having the fish test also, so will have a result telling me if the baby DOES have DS within 48 hours and then have to wait another week to totally rule out other chromosome probs.....I am so scared right now Any advice and support would be great THANKS

     
    Old 08-06-2004, 07:56 PM   #5
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    [B]Please be calm...If you have a down syndrom child, he or she will bring you more joy than you ever imagined. Please read..."Expecting Adam" by Martha Beck. Available at most book stores...God Bless...and BE Calm!!!!! [/B] undefinedundefined

     
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