Question On First Trimester Screeing

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Carly67 - June 7

Hi I am 10 weeks 3 days pregnant with my fifth child. My youngest just turned 14 months. I had an OB appointment yesterday and we heard the hb with the doppler, I also have had 3 u/s so far. Anyway the doc gave me the info for the First Trimester Screening. Now with my youngest I just had the NT u/s and no blood work because I heard of high false positives but now they do the bw in the first tri and it is the drops of blood you do at home and send in so when you have the u/s they will have all your results ready. I am nervous because they say there is still a 5% false positive even though my doc says it is not like the blood tests in the second trimester which are more likely to show false positive. I was wondering if any of you have taken this and what your thoughts are. Thanks for sharing.

 

mslinda - June 8

Hi I had the same concern before I decide to go with the test. My doctor left the decision up to me. I did it bc of my last miscarriage. The test came back negative. I just want to make sure baby is ok, knowing there's a high falst positives. I didn't want to wait until AFP, even AFP has high positives too.

 

Carly67 - June 8

Yes I know AFP has high false positives and that is why I never had the test with any of my previous pregnancies but my doc tells me this is not like the AFP or the Quad Screen and does not have a high incidence of false positives. It still worries me though because I have heard of women who were told really bad odds and had a healthy baby but it really ruined their pregnancy.

 

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