Some advice needed re: prenatal screening tests/amnio
I am 37, currently 17 weeks pregnant, and with UCSF. I did IVF with donor sperm (i'm going to be a single mom). I was healthy before getting pregnant and feel really great right now. But I'm reminded often that I'm of advanced maternal age and any pregnancy over 35 is considered high risk, and the chances of abnormalities go up significantly when you're over 35. I had my first and second trimester blood tests and also the NIPT at week 10. I have an anatomy scan in 1.5 weeks, so hoping to get more info then as well. NIPT (Harmony) results:Trisomy 21: Low Probability, Less than 1/10,000 (0.01%) Trisomy 18: Low Probability Less than 1/10,000 (0.01%)Trisomy 13: Low Probability Less than 1/10,000 (0.01%) Sex Chromosome Aneuploidy Panel: Low Probability 2nd Trimester blood test results:AFP: 0.72 MoM
Down syndrome: 1:6,900
Trisomy 18: 1:80,000
SCD: less than 1:10,000 I am very happy with these results, but the genetic counselors still haven't said they don't recommend an amnio. They keep saying NIPT isn't 100% and false positive rate is < 0.1%. I just don't know what to do! Since I'm going to be a single mom (well my family is going to be really involved, so I'm not really alone in this), I don't really know how to proceed and who to talk to about this. Has anyone been in a similar situation?