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Q&A: Chromosomal disorder testing?

Do I also need chromosomal disorder testing?

Re: Do I also need chromosomal disorder testing?

The Bump Expert Your doctor will ask you questions at your first prenatal visit or at your preconception appointment to see if you’re at risk for having a baby with a genetic disorder. The older a woman is, the higher risk she has of having a baby with genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome. Other risk factors include having a family member who’s a carrier or has an inherited disorder. Depending on the risk level of you and your partner, you’ll undergo certain tests like ultrasoundography (part of routine prenatal care), chorionic villus sampling, or amniocentesis. While this process can cause a lot of anxiety, some couples find that the benefits of early detection outweigh the cons. Either way, it’s absolutely your choice to get tested.

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Q&A: Chromosomal disorder testing?

If you're scared, please read my blog. Last month I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy that was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. The blog, called the upside, is my story. It is my family's journey in finding the beauty in the unexpected. I promise it will be okay, Down Syndrome is not something to be scared of, it is an amazing joy. www.kelseymango.blogspot.com

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Q&A: Chromosomal disorder testing?

If you are not at risk and choose not to do the testing PLEASE make sure your 20 week ultrasound is read at 20 or 21 weeks not at 24 week apt. at that point they can only extract one out of 4 hormones. My doctor decided there wasn't a reason to read my ultrasound this time around because it is baby #3 and both others were 100% normal. This time there were 2 cysts found in my babys brain and there is nothing to do but wait and see in one month if they are still there. So please don't put yourself through what my husband and I are dealing with it is torture not knowing if you will carry your baby to full term or have a still born especially at 25 weeks :(

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