Thursday, 12 January 2012
I was 7 weeks pregnant when I had my first OB/GYN visit, and it was at that time when I agreed to screen for birth defects. I really wish that I said NO to these screenings because when I was around 18 weeks into my pregnancy I got a phone call at work. It was a midwife (Ashley) calling me with some bad news...
Ashley said that my blood test came back that my baby could have what's called Trisomy 18 (also known as Edwards Syndrome). Ashley explained to me that the test results could just be a false positive, but to be sure I should have an Amniocentesis done to determine for sure. So she scheduled an appointment for two days later.
After I got this phone call, I just could not function at work. All I could do was cry. I texted my friends and family the news, and tried to explain what was going on, but at the time I was still confused what all was going on. I was scared of what could happen if my baby does have Trisomy 18. My friends/family told me they would pray for me and the baby. (Which made me cry even more because it was so sweet of them to pray for US.
My mom came to my work to comfort me. Shortly after that I was able to get back to work and function a little better. Once I got home my mom explained to me what was going on, and what an Amniocentesis is/how it is performed. (Because while I was at work she was researching, and talking to Macie - our midwife that we know from church.) Thank God for my Mom, Friends, Family, and Macie for getting me through all of this ordeal.
It was 2 days later when I had my Amniocentesis done. The amnio was very nerve racking. The thought that I could spontaneously miscarry at any point scared me! The doctor told me and my mom that the amniotic fluid looked normal and that we'll know for sure in about 2 to 3 weeks. He said he had a good feeling about it! then he sent me home with doctors orders to do nothing and relax for 24 hours. So I did, but my nerves didn't relax - of course.
About 2-3 weeks later, we got another phone call. This time from Macie (my midwife who I want to deliver the baby) - she said the results: A normal-healthy baby GIRL! So I got good news and found out it's a GIRL.
Have you ever had a pregnancy scare?