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Down Syndrome Scare! Placenta over cervix?! AMINO!?! AHHHHH

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So I'm only 24 years old and my blood work came out saying my baby might have down syndrome, also I had an ultrasound with two soft markers (Lighten bowels and a cyst in his choriod plexus) I also found out my placenta is over my cervix but I have to say that is now the least of my worries because now Im just hoping my baby is ok. Now they want me to get an aminocentisis, and am worried to even get that done to add onto more problems! I have done nothing but cried. I'm so young and this is so hard for me considering this is my first child and already am a "high risk." Anyone go though any of these problems?!

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Well first of all if your child does have downs will you choose not to have it? I ask because unless you would make that choice what is the point of having a potentially dangerous test?  Especially for a high risk pregnancy...
Hi, first take a deep breath ....the cyst in the choriod plexus is just a possiblity not a definite result for down syndrome and from what I remember quite common. I had identical twins and one of them had that and the other one didn't. It usually goes away on its own. I don't even think he had it anymore in the 3rd trimester. Had any previous ultrasound been irregular, the shape of the neck, spine and head? Also, go with your gut and do what you think is best. Amniosyntesis is the only 100% accurate test for down syndrome and other genetic innacuracies. Everything else just that a possiblity a maybe. Ask yourself If a positive result would  affect the outcome then have it done and honestly the procedure is very short ( I did not have it done, ever) but I went with a close friend  because she had to know and the result would affect the outcome. she is over 35 her chances of down syndrome are high risk for her age. In the end everything was fine her daughter is a healthy normal 2 year old. I wish you the best of luck and have faith and hope that everything will be okay.
I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and my baby had three cysts show up at my 20 week check, they have all gone away since then. And the down syndrome test has been known to give out false positives.
do any of the tests they want you to do! this will help you to make you to put your mind at ease 
I decided not to do the amino, I talked to a genetics nurse and she said I have a higher chance of lossing my baby to the amino then him having down syndrome. I feel alot better talking to people and the advice from others, it is greatly appreciated. I am just going to keep an eye on him, with the support of my friend and family i know regardless that we will love him no matter what. 
I decided not to do the amino, I talked to a genetics nurse and she said I have a higher chance of lossing my baby to the amino then him having down syndrome. I feel alot better talking to people and the advice from others, it is greatly appreciated. I am just going to keep an eye on him, with the support of my friend and family i know regardless that we will love him no matter what. 
To bellecc there was nothing with the neck, plus he also had a nasal bone in the first trimester! His heart and limbs were in good condition unless the doctor didnt tell me otherwise. YAY. My gut says he is fine and there is nothing wrong with him, even if there is I will be there for him regardless. It took me a long time to go against the test, but i feel like the anticipation of the amino was more stressful to me than anything else. It wasn't about the pain of the needle (I would do anything for my baby) It was the thought of even the SLIGHTEST chance of hurting him in anyway. Now I’m just hoping my placenta moves up into my uterus, cuz I definitely don’t want to have a  c-section. I was already making plans to have a natural birth. 
To bellecc there was nothing with the neck, plus he also had a nasal bone in the first trimester! His heart and limbs were in good condition unless the doctor didnt tell me otherwise. YAY. My gut says he is fine and there is nothing wrong with him, even if there is I will be there for him regardless. It took me a long time to go against the test, but i feel like the anticipation of the amino was more stressful to me than anything else. It wasn't about the pain of the needle (I would do anything for my baby) It was the thought of even the SLIGHTEST chance of hurting him in anyway. Now I’m just hoping my placenta moves up into my uterus, cuz I definitely don’t want to have a  c-section. I was already making plans to have a natural birth. 
....stats, stats....stats are not really as interesting or as important as emotions. The question is what would happen if you had a child with DS.  If you were like most, you would mourn the death of some imaginary perfect child.  And it would be difficult.  But then the interesting and amazing thing happens...you learn to love this child.....and the child opens your eyes to a different wonderful world....and the child touches you in a very deep way that changes who you are and how you view the world.  You are part of a new tight knit community that is amazing and welcoming.  Parents of children with DS are less likely to get a divorce.  They report raising their child as overwhelmingly positive and often describe it as the single most transformative experience of their life.  Those stats revolve around emotions.  The emotions are the interesting part of the discussion.  And it is missing from most of these conversations. I'm one of those fathers.  Every day I think how lucky I am.  Only 1 in 700 births end up being to such a transformative and positive experience.  Every day I think how lucky I am that, by fluke, I get to be my daughter's parent.
....stats, stats....stats are not really as interesting or as important as emotions. The question is what would happen if you had a child with DS.  If you were like most, you would mourn the death of some imaginary perfect child.  And it would be difficult.  But then the interesting and amazing thing happens...you learn to love this child.....and the child opens your eyes to a different wonderful world....and the child touches you in a very deep way that changes who you are and how you view the world.  You are part of a new tight knit community that is amazing and welcoming.  Parents of children with DS are less likely to get a divorce.  They report raising their child as overwhelmingly positive and often describe it as the single most transformative experience of their life.  Those stats revolve around emotions.  The emotions are the interesting part of the discussion.  And it is missing from most of these conversations. I'm one of those fathers.  Every day I think how lucky I am.  Only 1 in 700 births end up being to such a transformative and positive experience.  Every day I think how lucky I am that, by fluke, I get to be my daughter's parent.

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