Also when you see the counsellor- do ask what the 1 in 3 is for- is it specifically for DS or is it 1 in 3 for DS, Turners, Edwards, Pataus. This can make it difficult to understand whether you are at risk of having a baby with Down syndrome. The important thing is to make the right decision fot YOU. If you are faced with having to make a decision, and if I can help put across a positive side to having a child with DS would you please allow me to do that? Hope that makes sense, in a bit of a rush. We decided against any further testing - for the very simple and personal reason that the test result would not change the outcome. You'll find support and friendship here! I know it's nothing conclusive but 1 in 3 is terribly high. We preferred not to opt for invasive testing but I know many others who have done and all has been well. I have a friend whose dd has Turners - she is high functioning autistic- goes to a mainstream school and will live independently- and is normal stature (often girls with Turner's are short) and doesn't have any other obvious physical features. Woman just called to say she's sleeping with my partner. An older woman is more likely to have a screen-positive result than a younger woman as she starts with a higher age-specific risk of Down's syndrome. Sixty-eight people with Down syndrome died during the study period -- 27 (39.7%) of coronavirus, 17 (25.0%) of pneumonia or pneumonitis, and 24 (35.3%) of other causes. WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. That was a Friday and I was told I must inform them on Monday if I wanted it. I had no hesitation in going for a CVS - as I felt that the stress of going through the rest of the 9 months without knowing would be unbearable. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. \"There have been theories about whether it's due to how well the mother metabolizes folate, but there are just as many studies saying no as studies saying yes,\" explains Kenneth Rosenbaum, M.D., founder of the div… We now have some hard decisions to make. For the abbreviations, click on the blue 'acronym list' link at the very top of the page. Smart Grocery Shopping When You Have Diabetes, Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dogs and Cats, Coronavirus in Context: Interviews With Experts. I have recently been through a similar experience (I am 37). I sincerely hope everything works out for all. Was also in the position where my partner just assumed that I would terminate if there was found to be a problem. Custom Website Domain Names, Counting Blessings During One of the Worst Years Ever, Ch. So ....., if the results show that this little baby will have Down's syndrome (or DS as I'll refer to it a lot)......... To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. 43. It must be very hard. 1/50. I had the Nuchal fold test today and to my great shock was given a 1 in 3 risk of having a Downs Syndrome baby. Hope you make the choices you want. Why is your husband adament he doesn't want a child with DS do you think? I had the Nuchal fold test today and to my great shock was given a 1 in 3 risk of having a Downs Syndrome baby. These can change the result either up or down. Good luck. Am glad Thomcat has posted here for you. When I was pregnant with DS (now 4.5) I was offered immediate CVS. Love Thomcat xxxxxxxxx. Does it scare you? I would very much like to hear from other people's experiences of such a high screening result. I had the just the scan, was happy with the results so opted not to have the blood test as well thinking if it skewed the results negatively I would worry more but maybe unecessarily. Tallbird, saw your earlier posting about your Patau's diagnosis. © 2005 - 2019 WebMD LLC. The study said 41,685 people without Down syndrome died -- 8,457 (20.3%) of COVID-19, 5,999 (14.4%) of pneumonia or pneumonitis, and 27,229 (65.3%) of other causes. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1/140. Share with Tangle Teezer - £100 voucher to be won, a 1 in 3 risk of Down Syndrome at 39 years old, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. 45 and older. Onwards and upwards, everything happens for a reason x My nuchal came back with a 1 in 11 risk - I was equally shocked, as my previous result for my dd when I was 33 came back as just under 1 in 2000. This is page 1 of 8 (This thread has 194 messages.). like DD and Dh and Mn I think, sorry new to this, althouh I can figure out what they mean, thanks, myfairlady - sorry to hear about your situation. Husbands are always slow on the uptake with disability (speaking as someone with a severely autistic child- so with lots of friends with disabled children). I hope it works out well for you, myfairlady, so sorry to hear about this, especially after you've had such trouble conceiving. Thank you Fimbo for your encouraging story and your kind offer.Thank you all I feel immensly supported. We now have some hard decisions to make. I know some people who just wanted to know to be prepared should their test result for down syndrome come back positive, others like us did not want to know, others again who had decided that they would terminate should the test be positive. Try and look into all the options,and as ronniebaby said check out special needs thread. Thinking of you....... Thomcat your post has just brought a real lump to my throat. Mumsnet = MN Sixty-eight people with Down syndrome died during the study period -- 27 (39.7%) of coronavirus, 17 (25.0%) of pneumonia or pneumonitis, and 24 (35.3%) of other causes. Have been thinking of you a lot. xx. Once again - I understand that this is a worrying and stressful time for you but you simple need to decide what is best for you and your family. I don't feel sad at this point, just want to get the facts straight in order to make well adjusted decisions. DearSon How do you feel hon', in your heart about all this. i had amnios with both my pregnancies, the second because of a risk of edwards syndrome, a fatal condition. I know the worry you are going through at the moment and if you want to chat more please let me know and I will get Mn to unblock my email to let you CAT me. Wish you all the best at this difficult time. For me, the result wasn't good (Patau's syndrome diagnosed), so we did opt for a termination - but I guess we were the unlucky ones on the statistics. AIBU to get so mad at needy/manipulative women? 2, Part 10: A “serious concern” about cell free DNA screening, The Atlantic Article & the Choice that led to the Disappearance of Down Syndrome, New Visions of Possibilities: Vice President Kamala Harris & Ironman Athlete with Down syndrome Chris Nikic, Ch. Guess you have some straight talking to do with your dh/p. 44. “We estimated a 4-fold increased risk for COVID-19–related hospitalization and a 10-fold increased risk for COVID-19–related death in persons with Down syndrome,” said the study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. 1/100. lots of love, thinking of you, xxx, Lots of sympathy myfairlady having also had my nuchal fold test this week (I'm 40). It must be such a worrying time for you at the moment.


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