Bloodwork update...

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SoniaNoemi138's picture
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Bloodwork update...

I thought I'd just update you guys. I got the bloodwork results for my second bloodwork I did on Monday. I called yesterday and she said my AFP levels are pretty much the same as the first time they looked at the levels. She said the first time I was at 3.45 now I'm at 3.46 but she stated it was not significant enough to be an issue. She stated that she wants to see the next u/s and wants to see the full spine and we will take it from there. She brought up the amnio again, that it was an option if I wanted it and also stated that the AFP spikes for other reasons and that the baby may very well be born perfectly normal. I'm still not worried. Just thought I'd update you.

ekcanada's picture
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Sonia - You have a wonderful attitude! Prayers for another healthy U/S in 2 weeks!

nori_garsi's picture
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Glad to hear there wasn't much change in the numbers. Hopefully the next u/s will still show a healthy baby!

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Good luck at your next u/s! Hope baby cooperates and you can get a good, full view of her spine! Could an amnio even say for sure if it was spina bifida?

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"mandi04" wrote:

Good luck at your next u/s! Hope baby cooperates and you can get a good, full view of her spine! Could an amnio even say for sure if it was spina bifida?

They can. Apparently there's a hormone released that indicates spina bifida without any doubt. I forgot what it's called but she said that if it's present then the baby definitely has it. She said that they will also do a chromosone check as well, she said they would not do an amnio and not check the chromosomes.

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oh wow! good luck at the next u/sglad the number look good

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Good luck ill have my fingers crossed everything goes well at the ultrasound