The doctor confirmed it - I am preggers. Today I was feeling very crampy, thank god the doctor said that is normal. First ultrasound scheduled for April 22nd. After that the risk of miscarriage drops from 20% to 2%, and then I can consider telling others that I am pregnant.

The doctor says that I dont have to have an amniocentesis done. I almost want to have it done - I do not want to risk having a downs syndrome baby. We have discussed it at length and that is not something that either of us want to deal with. It may be selfish to feel that way, that strongly, but it is how we feel. I am concerned about the risks of miscarriage associated with the test though. I dont know what to do, how to make the right decision.