Prenatal Testing

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Heidi - February 25

I went for my first appt Feb. 15th and they took tons of blood. Does anyone know what they test for? She called and said everything was fine, except my abnormal pap test. I want to make sure they screen for everything possible, even Downs Snydrome, early on and I forgot to ask what they tested for. A friend of mine said she had to ask for the test. I was still in a daze at my first appt so I forgot to ask these important questions. It's my first pregnancy. A little unexpected also. She said they'd do an ultrasound next time to see how far along I was. I know I'm 6 weeks though as I know the date of conception and lmp. I had symptoms almost three days after conception. I didn't know that was possible but it was for me!!!! That's what cued me off before my next period. I took a test 6 days before my period was due and it was definately positive!

 

Maleficent - February 25

at 16 week there is a blood test you can take that can screen for downs, nerual tube defect, spinabifida, and i think a few other things. i think that's the test you want to ask about. right now they are checking your blood type and hcg levels and also checking for stds.

 

Heidi - February 25

Oh great. Thanks for the info!!!I I'll make sure I mention them at my next appt for sure. I didn't know they could test for that stuff but what do I know. It's my first pregnancy. My friend's daughter has spinabifida and she said they didn't offer it then but did with her 3rd pregnancy.

 

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