Dr Harrison called me this morning and told me that my Alpha Fetal Protein is still really really high, so she is concerned about the baby now. I go tomorrow for an ultrasound to see how it is doing and then she said that we are going to have to be sent out of town to get a high definition ultrasound done. I have just been so sick on my stomach all day today and have had a headach from worrying about this and dad. For those of you who do not know what im talking about; I had a Triple Screen ran when I was 16 weeks pregnant and that came back abnormal so I had to wait until I was 18 weeks to have a retest to make sure they did not do it too early. So I had it done last monday and it was higher. The alpha fetal protein is detected in the mothers blood when the babys liver makes too much. and the baby's that make too much are baby's who are at a high risk to have a neural tube birth defect like Spina Bifida or Anacephaly (half brain). The screen does not diagnose your baby as having it, but that you are at a higher risk of having a baby with it. The chances are 2 in 100 women with a positive or abnormal screenings baby's end up with it. It is nothing to get too upset about, but it is kind of hard not to when you are the one carrying the baby and you can already feel it move and everything seems normal with it. I am having a hard time, because my husbands family are not supportive at all about this if he/she would have a birth defect. There support when I told them after the first abnormal reading was "your terminating it right?" I told them absolutely not!!! I just can not believe them people. His own mother and grandmother!!!! I believe God is going to give me whatever he thinks I can handle. That is what I was always told. He wont give you something he dont think you can handle and if he trusts me to have a baby with a disability then I am happy that he thinks that highly of me. I will try to get on tomorrow and update on the ultrasound. Hopefully I will be able to let you know what we are having!!


Holly said...

Hi Mia! I found your blog thru Nicole's so I have added you to my follow list! I don't doubt you were quite worried about the high AFP. I never had to worry about that because I declined the screening....go figure, huh? I am so sorry that your husband's family is not supportive. My MIL doesn't know I know but she told my mom that she was going to see if my husband could talk me into inducing. My hubby never brought it up to me b/c he knew me better than that. I would've said NO WAY!! My hubby even wanted me to induce like at 30 weeks b/c the MFM doctor had scared him w/ his nonsense talk. I talked to him though and told him the real deal and not that crazy bologna the dr gave him.

meme9878 said...

Thank you so much for following my blog. I am new to this and this journey even though it has just begun is pretty rough. Matter of fact it is getting worse the longer it gets. I feel pressured into inducing early. I will never ever ever do that though. I am not the one who has that right. Only god has that right. He is the one who gets to choose when someone goes with him. I appreciate all of your other comments and support. I also follow your blog, as a matter of fact I believe your blog was the first one that I stumbled upon. You have been and are continuing to be an inspiration to me. I admire how strong you are. I am proud of your strenght!!!