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Amnio is certain

Amnio is certain

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Posted by Lisa on February 08, 2000 at 21:53:07:

In Reply to: Re: Questions,Questions, Questions! posted by D on February 08, 2000 at 18:16:10:

:The alpha-feto protein test (AFT) done on the mom's blood does sometimes come back with false positive results. Amnio is done on fetal cells. If it comes back positive then it's positive. My husband and I elected not to do AFTs with either pregnancy.


: 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!!!!!!!

: I know people who have had the test done and were told it was positive and than the baby was born normally. There is also a chance of miscarraige with this test. Personally if Down's doesn't run in your family and your under 35 I wouldn't do it. I personally couldn't abort my baby just because there might be something not perfect with it. If you plan on having the baby anyway I wouldn't worry about the test. People have said that they cause more worry than needed and the test come out wrong half the time. I have a family history of women having healthy babies well into their late forties so I've opted not to do it even though I'm over 30. Good Luck, a mother will usually sense that there is something wrong with her baby. My friend is a young mother and she knew something was wrong before the Dr.s found out that the baby had spina befida.

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