Thursday, February 28, 2008

We can breathe a sigh of relief. David's test came back negative. I read through the brochure for the Expanded AFB test they do here in CA. It is not required. I have no idea if I should take it or not. It's almost not worth the worry.

7 comments:

McMom said...

I am happy for you! I had all the tests done that they wanted- mostly so I would know if there were something wrong, so I could prepare.

Elaine said...

I'm glad to hear it. Btw, Mary C. at Curves was very happy to hear about the baby coming.

aola said...

That's good news.

I saw your Grandma at Walmart today. She looks wonderful.

Kristen said...

Good news, friend.

I opted not to have the tests mainly because many of these diseases are not life-threatening from birth and tend to show up a little later. Amniocentisis (if that's the way the testing is done) also carries a slight risk of miscarriage. And I'd rather not worry needlessly if the tests are false positives and that sort of thing. But I understand the other side of the coin about wanting to be prepared.

Kelli said...

Yay! I am so glad to hear this!

Becky said...

Wonderful.
I opted to not have the tests because I know my brain. I can invent things to worry about all by myself. Also, I didn't feel like knowing would do any good. There's not a lot you can do when the baby's in the womb

cv said...

I can see both sides of the argument, test vs no test. I do hate that a state can demand that you have a prenatal test. It seems to me a prelude to 'your baby is positive, you can either terminate or pay for all of the care yourself.' That would never happen in America, right?

I'm sure your new baby is healthy and strong, because I remember my old wives tale "The more morning sick you are, the more healthy the baby is."

Think of that the next time you feel green around the gills!

:)