Maternal Serum Screening.
I have to decide by next week if I want this screening done. They do it twice now for additional accuracy, so once in first trimester and once in mid second.
I opted out with Evan and was confident with my decision. I didn’t want to know cause it wouldn’t change a thing.
This time I agree, it wouldn’t change a thing, but if there was something were wrong, then I think knowing would help me and the doctors be more prepared for any after birth interventions necessary.
BUT on the other hand, it can cause me soooo much additional stress on top of what I already have. I mean I will be having ultrasounds so that could pick up and deformities or whatever. So many the screening is redundant. I just to try and enjoy this pregnancy as much as I can, this first trimester, intervention free has been bliss. Although I was ecstatic to hear that little heart beating 🙂
The thing is that these tests are know to be innacurate and the only way to double check if it shows something is with an Amnio. My Doctor told me the risk of misscariage with an Amnio at that stage is 1 in 200, much much higher then my risk of having a child with Downs or other disabilities ( I am 32 and in good health)..So I would not be into that. Which leads me back to..Is there a point in doing the tests at all??
Idea? Experiences? Expertise? Research? Direction? HELP…
Of course ultimatly I will do what I feel is right. I just want to consider every angle.