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12 Jul 2010

Down Syndrome Test
My gynea asked me if I would like to do a down syndrome test seeing that I am 31yrs old and am 16wks pregnant with twins. He said that the only down side of the test is if the results are positive that would mean I will have to do a test to take fluid from the umbilical cord but that does not guarantee we would know which twin is affected or if its both the babies......so my hubby and I decided not to do the test and will know once the babies are born but we believe that we will have healthy babies. This is not our first pregnany I have 4 kids already and all of them are well. I would like to know from your point of view what advice would you give me.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

You and your partner have to make the decision based on what your feelings are about being able to cope with a child with Down syndrome if this is the case. I canot gues what the outcome of the pregnancy will be

Best wishes
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