Hello ladies -
my genetic counselor just called and my MaterniT21 test was negative.
And they now can determine gender & it looks like they found the Y chromosome - so we are having a boy.
I have never been hung up on gender preference - my mantra everyday is a healthy baby, pls both now & with my only other pregnancy.
My 6 yo son will be happy - right now he's in that "No Girlz Allowed" stage.
I am 14 weeks and we have not told him - only my husband & sister know.
In addition I just started a new job in June and I must have already been pregnant starting in May but I had no idea since we were no trying & I gave up....
I am worried to tell them. Luckily in Oregon our FMLA is valid after 6 months of employment vs most states where it kicks in after a year....
this will help with maternity leave.
Because of my age 42 - I am still debating a amnio...
yes the MaterniT21 test results are great indicators, my 1st tri screen was 1 in 801 for Downs - 1 in 1000 for Tri 13 + 18
however I am still neurotic & would like to be sure.
I have to debate the amnio & the mc rate.
A lot of serious thinking....
That's great news!! Do they typically advise doing an amnio after the Materniti21 or are the results pretty accurate? I've heard that there may be false positives but haven't heard if there may be false negatives.
Best of luck with whatever you choose to do!