Maternit21 test anyone ?

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lizzib45's picture
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Maternit21 test anyone ?

A friend of mine had this new blood test done and it's supposed to be 99% accurate n place of an amnio. Apparently it can be done around 10 weeks. It can also give you gender results. I was thinking of it but the reviews online don't feel as solid. I am not one to get additional testing but my sister has a very slight chromosome abnormality. So I can qualify for the test but I am iffy. Any thoughts ???

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My view on the chromosomal testing is that it won't change my decision on the pregnancy in either case so I skip it, but I don't have any family history and I can see how it could be helpful. I worked at a geneticists office for a while (drawing blood), for some families it gave peace of mind and for others it caused a lot of worry. I guess in the end it is all about what you need to know, whether it will affect your decision on keeping the pregnancy, and if you just want to be prepared for whatever the outcome will be. My sister had testing with her second pregnancy (not the Maternit21) and it came back with a higher than normal probability of the baby having Downs Syndrome, turns out he didn't but it did give them a lot of extra stress before they found out that he didn't have it. For me personally I wouldn't want to deal with a 1 in 23049358 answer, if it were a direct yes or no then I might be more willing, just to be prepared for what is to come.

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I don't know how much I trust it. I did the gender blood test with my son and it was wrong, I think it was 99.9% accurate. I'd want to know if there was something wrong though, so I'd do it. It wouldn't change my mind about the baby, but it would help me prep. I had a really hard time when I found out after my son was born that he had several birth defects and needed surgery right away. Had I known I could have had him at another hospital and been a lot less stressed out.

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Both I agree with. From my friends point of view she made it sound like it was as direct as an amnio. She told me oh everything is fine. So after reading more it's similar to the cvs where it's your odds so to speak. And that I can not handle. The stress would eat me alive. So now the more I think about it the more I think I won't do it. We will do the NT scan and the 20 weeks scan with no additional blood testing. I can't deal with odds and it not being 100%.