So went to the Doctor last week for the regular, monthly checkup. All was good, but Marni had to take a quad screen . The quad screen is conducted during the second trimester (15 weeks to 22 weeks) to identify pregnancies at a higher risk for Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or an open neural tube defect.
It’s a simple blood test that will help tell us if our baby-to-be might (operative word here) have some defects. In other words, the test is far from perfect. Still, a good score means you have less to worry about. A bad score means that you have more (but you also may not need more).
Yikes. Talk about a new source of agida! Yikes. While not the first time in my life that I had little control of the outcome of a test, I couldn’t help but feel a little vulnerable. Could I have prepared myself for it? Is there any way that I could done something to further insure that my kid passes.
I guess this is a glimpse into my future.
BTW – The test came back great. All is good with little Z. Or at least we have a good chance of thinking so….Argggh!!!