Last week, I took a blood test to do something called the triple test. The main aim was to see if I was in high risk for any Down Syndrome or neural defects.
The doctor then called me on Tuesday and told me that I was tested negative for neural defects, but was a high risk for Down Syndrome. The probability was high at 1 in 50. I was stunned and close to tears. I was shocked as I had not expected this.
An amnio test was scheduled on Friday (which is today) and so I went with hubby. The whole procedure took abut 30 mins including making sure the baby is ok before and after the procedure. The horror of seeing a 1.5feet needle being stuck into the stomach was too much, even for me. My legs melted, luckily I was lying down and not standing.
The needle went through the placenta and some blood was drawn out before the fluid came. They collected 2 test tubes of it and will be studied in the lab to determine if the baby is fine.
While the doctor said that all looked well on the scan, I am still worried. I think it is only normal, but I have faith that God has a reason for whatever he presents us.
The doctor said he has seen so many fetus problems that he said "so long as the child is born with 2 eyes, 1 nose, 1 mouth, perfect limbs, that is what matters, don't ask for brilliance, intelligence etc. Having a child born healthy is already a miracle in itself."
So, here is to the next 2 weeks - hope that the results will show I have a healthy baby.