Anyone have any thoughts or experiences with this first trimester screening test that they could share with me? I have to decide by the end of this week if I am interested in it, and I have mixed feelings. Here is the description.
While I wouldn't want an amniocentesis, since the procedure brings an increased risk of miscarriage (which I'm already concerned enough about!), and I wouldn't want to terminate if I found out I was having a baby with special needs, I am a bit of an information junkie, and would like to be forewarned as to give me time to prepare and research, etc. The test is not at all risky: In fact, it's just another look at baby! It would put me at four ultrasounds for my first trimester! SWEET.
The only thing that really concerns me and puts me off is the high rate of false positives. While expecting a special needs newborn and delivering a healthy one is a better surprise than the other way around, I am already experiencing ever-increasing levels of stress about this whole ordeal! Also, I'm not in a high-risk group, seeing as how I was 24 at the time of conception, and most mothers that opt to do screenings are in the 35+ group.
Thoughts? Opinions? Bad or good experiences with this test? ALL opinions/insight welcome! I have to decide within the next three days :/