Mixed emotions after today's scans:
Excellent Fantastic News:
Bub kicked back when the OB pushed too hard on my belly doing the scan, it was very cute!
Heart beat galloping away and growing at a good size (about a day ahead).
We are booked in to the Private Hospital for the birth and I'm waiting to hear back on the dates for the child birthing classes. very exciting stuff!
Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome) is very low risk. I went from Background risk of 1 in 1205 out to 1 in 15,275.
Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome – the scary one – low birth survival rate) is also very low risk, I went from background risk of 1 in 384 out to 1 in 7,685.
The not so excellent news:
Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) is the only one were my risk increased and I am high risk. I went from a background risk of 1 in 156 down to 1 in 92.
Bub could still be one of the 91 that are normal, and the risk has come from something found in my blood (low PAPP-A), not a physical defect found on Bub (of which there were none… all completely normal!) He reassured us that if I’d had these results as a woman in her 20’s, then I would be considered low risk. The large part of my risk is the background risk, which is all due to the fact that I am over 35.
As we have decided not to do an amnio, he will keep an eye on the baby’s heart & digestive system which are the two most common problems in Down’s babies.Downs won't affect our decision to continue the way that Trisomy 18 would have, so it's not worth the risk to bub.
going to spend tonight trying to re-catch my happy train!