Has anyone else chose not to have down syndrome testing?

I'm 15 weeks with twins and I've decided not to have Down syndrome testing as 10 years ago my auntie had this done, had the amnio and ended up having a still birth. I didn't want to go through pregnancy worrying if it comes back high risk or not and because I'm a twin pregnancy the midwife said it wouldn't be able to tell if only 1 had Down syndrome or both. Think I've done the right thing? I'm just praying and hoping for healthy babies x
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By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Mar 17, 2014
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
Girl go with what u feel, i think your doing the right thing
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 27, 2014
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
There is no need, you will love them no matter what and the test isn't even 100% I work at a group home and can assure you they have completely normal lives and can work, date live on their "own" and be even more happy then we are.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 14, 2014
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
I am 19 weeks pregnant with twins and I made the same decision. In my opinion it was not worth the risk for something that is not entirely accurate.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 02, 2014
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
I think the decision is completely yours and you can't go wrong if you follow your instincts.

I decided to do the Sequential testing because it's much less invasive than an amino and bc if there was a chance that the baby may have downs I wanted to get support and be prepared.

Everything came back negative so it has given me a little peace. My husband did not want me to do the testing either.

If you don't do it, the outcome for your children will be the same so don't feel guilty if it's not something you are comfortable doing.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 16, 2012
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
I chose not to with my son and chose not to again with this pregnancy with my little girl. I could care less, it doesnt make them any different or any less loved to me!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 17, 2013
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
Nope I didn't either. What a waste! What difference would it make? What would you do if it came back with something?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 04, 2013
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
I didn't do an amnio or cvs test because I didn't think the risk was worth it. I was 100% sure that the results would not change the fact that I wanted this baby, so what was the point?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 01, 2013
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
I've chosen not to with all four of my pregnancies. It has no bearing on whether I kept the baby or not.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 05, 2014
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
I don't think there is a right or wrong decision. My husband and I chose to just because we wanted to have an idea if we needed to be working with a high risk OB. There was never the discussion about terminating the pregnancy, it was just piece of mind about who we should be working with.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jan 20, 2014
Posted: on Mar 30, 2014
You don't have to have an amnio to determine if the baby has downs. Our genetics doctor could tell by a number of sono's and tests he ran.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 09, 2011
Posted: on May 05, 2014
I declined too. For me it wasn't worth the risk. I will have the baby regardless and if there are certain dangers they can tell with an ultrasound.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 15, 2013
Posted: on May 05, 2014
I didn't do the testing either. I wouldn't terminate the pregnancy either way so I didn't want to worry. Sometimes it comes back high risk of DS and the baby is fine. I would love this baby regardless and didn't think it was necessary to take the test. Good luck to you and your babies
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 04, 2014
Posted: on May 05, 2014
I didn't test for down syndrome. I wasn't at risk for it and the results wouldn't have mattered to me anyways. I'd still love my child no matter what.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 04, 2014
Posted: on May 05, 2014
I didn't have it done because it puts you at a higher risk for misscariage
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 01, 2013
Posted: on May 05, 2014
Aka for your blood work if you want to know because they test for the hormone levels and your anatomy ultrasound they look at the growth and some other things. They can tell based on that the chances of it. But I agree with you. I opted out of it because the risks were greater of miscarriage then the chances of my daughter having Downs syndrome, spinabifida and one other thing I can never remember. If you want to know the chances ask for your blood work. Congratulations on twins!! Double the blessings!!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 18, 2014
Posted: on May 05, 2014
I didn't do it. My husband and I saw no reason for it. We will love our baby anyway.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Feb 16, 2013
Posted: on May 05, 2014
This is my 4 the pregnancy n never did that test and everything has turned out fine.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 21, 2014
Posted: on May 05, 2014
The can tell by the blood work and an ultra sound if they both come out positive then that's when they will do the testing where they take the fluid out from your belly button.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 08, 2013
Posted: on May 05, 2014
My doctor did his testing by blood work and sonograms. Then if the test was to come back with negative results he would have recommended the amino but I didn't have that problem. I wouldn't of done it anyway
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 05, 2014
Posted: on May 05, 2014
nooo, i am absolutely freaked out by that test. i am choosing not to have it done. i don't like it at all.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 24, 2014
Posted: on May 05, 2014
I was told in the beginning my baby could have one of four problems, Down's syndrome being one of them and I still refused tests. At the end of the day you have to do what's best for you

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