**sorry long post**
Hello all my name is Roxanna and I am 20 weeks 1 day pregnant, this is our first baby and we are having a little boy. I don’t post too much but I am starting to get a little worried. I am almost 31 (bday is nov 15) and I’ve have a few sonograms done, I had my nuchal translucency test done at 12 weeks and at 17 weeks they did a first trimester/second trimester ultrasound with blood work.
At the NT when my blood work came back, the genetic counselor saw the sono normal, my HCG level normal, but my PAPP A level really low, which placed me in a 1 out of 238 for baby having down syndrome. We chose not to do a CVS and we did another screening where they test my blood for placenta blood and chromosomes, the result came back negative, and that baby was healthy. Yes it was a screening but with a success rate of 99% accuracy.
Ok at my 17 week sono they took more blood, and when the results came back my OB told me I should see the genetic counselor again, because my results were abnormal and now because of my blood work at 12 weeks and my blood work at 17 weeks were abnormal, now they put me in 1 out 70 chances for baby having down syndrome (this call also came during a very stressful time at work so I was a wreck)
Once I was able to compose myself and saw my OB in person for my check up, she didn’t tell what they tested of what the results were, she just said that the genetic counselor would tell me all the details. I made the appointment to see the genetic counselor, which I am seeing on Nov 7th and having another 2nd trimester sono.
I keep wondering in my head what could be wrong, I honestly do not believe my baby has down syndrome, and if he does it wont change my love for him, I also am really terrified of the amnio, which I know the genetic counselor will offer. But what worries me most is that the abnormal hormone results may indicate something worng with the pregnancy itself and that is really what is freaking me out. I also have a history of PCOS, which I’ve had since I was 22 and was diagnosed when I was 26.
So my question is has anyone gone through this before? Anyone with PCOS causing them to have abnormal hormone readings? Anyone who has had an Amnio, was it worth it?
Thank you all for bearing with me and reading my whole post, but I’m just freaking my self out and waking up at 3 and 4 and 5am every night over this.