Hi everyone, First time on a forum like this and I wanted to ask your advice/reassurance....
I have my Booking appointment at the end of March (I'll be approx 9weeks) and I will be asked if I want to have the Down syndrome screening at my 12 weeks scan and I was just wondering how many people actually have this?
I am not sure I want it as if it came back "high risk" I wouldn't want the next step of fluid being taken from my belly, potentially putting the baby at risk, but my husband thinks we should have it....
Do most people have it?
I'm 33 and It's my first time being pregnant. I'm currently 5 weeks 2 days so very early days.
I feel like I'm worrying counting down the days until my booking appt. I've known so many friends have miscarriages so I know how uncertain things are. I know you can be so careful, doing everything right and it can still happen through no fault of your own and I have been told to try not to worry but that makes me think more about it!
Is anyone else like this? Any tips on how to relax/not think about it? I'm trying yoga and just keeping busy but it feels really scary these first few weeks.
My mum and dad are the only people we've told so far and we won't be telling anyone else until after 12 weeks scan, at least, so just feel like I can't speak to anyone at the moment.
Thank you so much, really appreciate any one who gets back to me. xxx