DD born June 2010.Baby number two due April 20, 2013
Hi hun did you get hold of them today? I was going to say I didn't get a call after my NT, just the letter, but I got a call after my first booking in appointment as they'd missed something off the blood test form. Hopefully it's just some admin thing like that xx
Hi hon, hope you've managed to speak to them and everythings ok. How awful to leave you worrying like that. xx
MrsE sorry to hear that your risk factor was increased, try not to worry though I know it is easier said than done - remember it is only a calculation, a high risk factor doesnt necessarily mean the baby will have Down's and visa versa. I hope the amnio goes well. Like you I would keep the baby either way but I would want to to be prepared in case. Keep in touch with how you get on, we are all here if you need to chat xx
Thank you for all the replies and thank you for your story Kiwigirl, that is really reassuring to hear.
I'm pleased I sound positive because I really don't feel it to be honest. I think it must be inbuilt in our nature to fear the worst before we know anything for definite, what is up with that! .
Keep having a wide range of emotions from sad that this is happening and we could possibly have a baby with a syndrome and not the baby we imagined, guilt for feeling like having a baby with DS isn't ok, angry because why is it happening to us after trying for 2 years and then having a massive bleed at 7 weeks followed by the worry of the baby not being alive by the 12 week scan, then more guilt because I should be over the moon that I'm actually pregnant and stop being so selfish - grrrr, I'm sooo confused. It's going to be a long wait for the amnio next tuesday and the results by next Friday - just want to know now. And it doesn't seem to matter how many stories I read of people who have had a high risk but gone on to have a normal amnio it doesn't seem to reassure me.
I never knew pregnancy would be so hard - I thought the TTC bit was supposed to be the tricky stressful bit, when will pregnancy start to be fun?
Anyway enough self wallowing, thank you all for your support.