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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Amniocentesis

I am worried. I am scared.....

This morning, I received the shocking news about my blood test results -
Down Syndrome risk for baby : HIGH.

Went in to see gynae and she explained the results - for my age group, should be 1 in 800 (i.e. risk of 1 in 800 being positive) . Mine was 1 in 190. Heck, I was shocked!...... No family history, first child perfectly healthy, not even 35 yet...

She advised amniocentesis which is a basically a procedure to draw amniotic fluid for lab testing. Good thing is that the results would be out within 24 hours. (I had a quick read in the internet this morning which said the waiting time was 2-3 weeks. Gosh, I can't imagine having to wait that long!)

So, I had the amniocentesis done a few hours ago. A little painful, but not as bad as I expected. Feeling a bit crampy now.

But of course, the main concern is the result. Gynae will call around 1-2pm tomorrow. Don't know how I can sleep tonight :(
Don't know how I can get through the next 20 hours. And the scary part is the big "what if". I am trying my best to push it out of my mind. Keep telling myself to not think about it and only react to the outcome when its known. Trying to keep my mind blank.... trying to stay positive......trying not to break down...

8 comments:

Irene said...

hmmmmm. pray to GOD, pray for the best. take care

LittleLamb said...

I am praying for you right now n the results will be negative.

Mummy Gwen said...

I am praying for you too. Take care ya.

Oliveoylz said...

The exact same thing happened to a friend and a close relative...After the amnio, the result came out negative. Pray hard...stay calm, all will be well. Will keep you in my prayers tonite.

Mommy to Chumsy said...

will be praying for you. don't think too much *hugs*

MommyAngel said...

Don't worry dear, a lot of my friends who's blood test come back positive would pass the amniocentesis eventually :) I will pray for you .... :) take care!

Daddy said...

Hi. Understand your worries. I am equally concerned now that my wife is expecting our second one but we also have friends whose results were negative despite the blood test showing a high risk...Will be remembering you in our prayers.....

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

How did it go??? My close colleague had the same result plus her amnio showed bad stuff, but she went through with it and now the little girl is 3years old!