my daughters blood test proved positive for downs syndrome - page 3
I am so very scared my daughter went in for blood testing she is four months pregnant and tested positive for downs syndrome. The doctor called yesterday and gave her the news she wants her to go... Read More
Jul 14, '04Occupation: Former School teacher heading back to finish nursing school Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 488; Likes: 24Thank goodness my CNM does not encourage that test. In fact you have to ask for it. I was prepared to decline it w/ my first but my MW never offered. Out of curiosity at about 32 weeks I asked her why it wasn't offered. She said it was unreliable and tended to scare moms more than anything. Very high false positive rates.
I had a cousin who had that test w/one of her pg. Came out likely for downs. It made her whole pg miserable (she opted not to have an amnio). The baby was fine.
Deplorable test in my opinion. Don't know why it is even used.