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Is the high risk pregnancy test painful...
what are the other test we still need to take?
Most of the test i did is not painful, so dont worry. Just enjoy your pregnancy. Btw, how many months are you now?
I was 35 when i gave birth late last year.
It basically means we have a higher risk of a Down's syndrome kid but if there's no history in your family, then dont't worry too much.
I did the oscars test which is a blood test, the results is in the form of ratio, not a 'yes or no' answer. Unfortunately, mine came up to quite high.
I did not want to do the amnio as there is a risk to the baby so i spent $400 getting a super detailed scan done at Camden Medical which the doctor was able to confirm that my baby was fine.
Just do the oscars test and take it from there, you may have a very low risk then you worry for nothing.
I thanked God for blessings me with smooth pregnancy I did not go thru the oscar or amino test only blood test despite giving birth to my son @ age 35. So dont worry, be positive and pray to God.
I have a colleague whose wife gave birth when she is in her early 40s......I think she did the basic tests...did not do the amnio....test
not everyone need to go through amnio unless the oscar result are not ideal then no choice but still alot of pple chose not to do the amnio test they rather seek another opinion with another specialist who specialised on DOwn S test
Last edited by PTB7476; 16-06-2010 at 12:29 PM.
At least the OSCAR test is not a ideal.
When I pregnant only 30 years old but the result is not good so decide to do the amino test.
Agree with some of the mummies, the test is not pain unless you do the amino test.
Is very painful for me but have no choice..