So...I saw my OB on Tuesday and got the NT scan results. It is just from first blood draw and scan.
Based on just the blood draw and my age alone, my risk for a child with Down's Syndrome was 1 in 141. When they added the scan to it, my risk factor improved to 1 in 284. That cuts my risk about in half, but still leaves me in the "increased risk" category. The doctor said that he was less concerned because the risk was cut way down with the scan. He said the inital numbers were that low based on my age (I'm 38). He said the decision to go with an amnio is up to my husband and I. He said he couldn't tell us what to do, but he and the genetic counselor agree that they don't know if they would rush into it. Doctor did tell me if it were 1 in 300 that the risk would have been "no risk" rather than "increased risk."
My husband doesn't want the amnio. He says we are close enough to that 1 in 300 that he doesn't want to risk any complication. He also says we wouldn't love this child any less if it were the case that the child had Down's Syndrome. I agree 100% but I can't shake the feeling that maybe we should do amnio. To be prepared?
The rational side of my brain knows that this is just a "risk factor" and there is a good chance that our child will be perfectly fine. I have my genetic scan in 3 weeks.
I know we need to make the decision, but I'm curious to hear what others would do?