When I was pregnant with my daughter, we decided NOT to test for Down syndrome or genetics disorders. We were not going to terminate the pregnancy either way, so why bother (plus insurance did not cover it). This time, my doctor really pushed it because I am almost 33 and the risks are higher. I have tried to ask a couple friends about their experience with this test, but most of my friends had kids when we were younger and this test was not even brought up to them.
To entice you to get the test, you can find out the sex of the baby as early as 9 weeks pregnant. You tell any pregnant couple that wants to find out the sex of the baby that early, and the real purpose of the test goes out the window. My husband is one of those people who thinks of this just as a gender reveal and not a serious test! Maybe I am over thinking this, but the decision to do the test was really wearing on me. Yes, I would love to know the sex of the baby, but I am not sure that I am prepared for any “bad news”.
After a lot of very serious discussions with my doctor and husband, we decided to go ahead with the test. We still have the same mindset that we did with our first daughter. We are not terminating the pregnancy, so what is the difference? I did the blood work for this test a week ago, and have been a nervous mess ever since! It is not even on my husband’s mind, and this is bothering me. We do know that we are in this with both feet, and we are prepared to accept whatever results may come. Of course, we want a “perfect” baby….. But, what defines “perfect”? Every human being has a purpose, and every human being deserves a chance (in my opinion).
Being pregnant is emotional enough! I will just be glad once the results are in and we can move forward! I will keep you posted once I know anything!
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