I received a call from my OB's office yesterday. My quad screen (which screens for possible birth defects in the baby) came back positive. So we have to go see a specialist. It could mean nothing, there are alot of false positives with this test (especially at my age). Or it could mean there is something wrong with the baby. The nurse said that it didn't show any birth defects, but b/c it was positive we need to go for further testing. I have an appointment with a Maternal Fetal Specialist, Dr. BK on Oct 7th. All I know is that at that appointment we will meet with a geneticist, have a high tech ultrasound, and meet with the doctor. Please be praying for us over the next few weeks.
I know so many people say not to have the quad screen done, b/c there are so many false positives. However, I have always had it done with my pregnancies. My opinion is that it doesn't matter if there is anything wrong with the baby, God gave me this baby and he/she is mine. It doesn't change my love or feelings for the baby. However, if something is wrong I would like to know ahead of time so I can start preparing myself for what is to come. The next week and a half is going to be very stressful for me, but I think in the long run it's worth it to me. As many of you know, I'm a very emotional person, so this has hit me pretty hard. The wait until our appointment is the toughest part. I'll keep everyone updated.