Things continue to go well, much to my astonishment and gratitude. I'm still not completely comfortable with the idea that this pregnancy is real, and will really result in a baby, but I think it's slowly sinking in.
We met with Dr. Cautious last week to discuss the ultra-screen (blood tests + nuchal translucency scan) test to check for Down Syndrome. Going in, I assumed that since there is zero risk to the pregnancy, there was no reason not to have the test. Dr. Cautious, however, felt that if we know we would not terminate based on DS, then it is best not to do the test because statistically we are already not at high risk and the results can create a lot of unnecessary stress for people who mostly have normal pregnancies anyway, and push people towards invasive testing (amniocentesis, etc) that does carry a small risk to the pregnancy.
What do you think? Have you had this test done? Did you receive a false positive? I really don't need additional stress (I create plenty for myself), but I was hoping we would do the test and receive a reassuring result which might help me feel better.
Jack and I can't decide. He is much more leery of amniocentesis than I am (which I find a little strange, since no one will be stabbing him with a huge needle). I have more of a desire to know whatever is knowable. But again, the false positives, the stress! And we have to decide soon since we are 8 weeks now and the test can only be performed between 11 and 13 weeks.