....that is the question....
Now that I'm officially OLD, and pregnant, the Clinic really starts pushing meeting with a genetic counselor & having an Amnio. I don't know what to think. My gut says, no matter what the tests show (unless they showed that there was NO development, no spinal growth, etc) that we would proceed and what would be would be. Yesterday at my appt, the NP said that's all fine and well, but IF by chance you found out the baby had Downs we would treat YOU differently. We would give you more ultrasounds, look at the heart more (specifically) due to Downs babies having a higher risk of heart problems, etc etc.
After 35 the chance of having a miscarriage due to an amnio is LESS than the chance of your child having Downs. But STILL there is a chance. 1 in 1000 have a miscarriage; 1 in 220-250 have a Downs child. Both numbers are quite frankly terrifying to me.
When I talked to Steve about it, he was pretty certain. Why would you have that test if there was ANY chance of miscarriage. He is against doing it. I'm not too thrilled about the idea either.
And it's kind of a scary test, isn't it? Has anyone out there had one?
I'm 13 weeks right now which means we need to decide in the next month (or less) whether or not to do this. I'm leaning towards NOT but not 100% sure on that.
OH! And I'm SO excited (sarcasm...). I have to do my *first* Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) in 4 weeks. Ugh! That's 17 weeks! That's 11 weeks earlier than normal which means if I'm a BIG FAILURE (which I probably will be) I will once again be on a stupid restricted diet for Thanksgiving! I'm hoping that even if I do end up with GD again it won't show up until AFTER the holidays. It's bad enough I can't enjoy a glass of wine!