Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:08 pm
Post subject: Soft Markers
Hi - I scan this site pretty much everyday but this is my first posting. Just looking for some reassurance, really!
We went for our 20 weeks can yesterday - everything looked fine until they scanned the heart and found a small calcium buildup on one of the heart valves. They explained that this was a soft marker for Downs Syndrome and referred me back to the midwife immediately. Suffice to say, that that 15 minute wait was agonising but eventully the midwife (who was great!) said my blood test showed a low risk 1:2400 and that everything would be fine.
Of course, being my first time pregnany this has totally freaked me out and I hardly got any sleep last night. Anyone been through anything similar?? I'm just worried that something is wrong and as great as the midwife was, I can't help but worry about it.