I received a call from my doctor’s office yesterday. They informed me about the result of the last blood work they did to me. The test is called the “Maternal Serum Screening Test”, where you can detect whether the baby have any sign of any tube defects or down syndrome.At first my husband and I were not up to it. As hubby said “the test is not really necessary because whether the result is negative or positive, we can’t really do anything about it unless we decide to abort the baby in case it’s positive”. At first I agree with him after few days battling and thinking about it… I told my hubby I want to get that test so I would know the result up front and to clear up my mind as well. I know that my baby is healthy that’s one thing I have been praying for since the time I found out I am pregnant… but… I can’t just stop thinking of the possibilities after hearing about the “Maternal Serum Screening Test” therefore, I decided to go ahead to take the test.
This is my baby, my very first baby that’s why as much as possible, I would like to know his/her condition. I was so happy yesterday when they told me that the result is negative… I know it is but it was just a relief to know it really is…
I also received a mail from the doctor about the result which says…
“Your Maternal Serum Screening test result have been returned from the laboratory, and they show no increased risk of neutral tube defects or Down Syndrome”.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have at your next appointment.