Hello everyone. My friend called me the other day very scared. She had this test done, not sure what its called..not the AFP, but something else, because she is 38 and 13 weeks pregnant. Well the test came back that she has a 1 in 47 chance of having a downs baby. The one thing that was very differen than her other pregnancies (this is her 7th) is that she had very early morning sickness. When she first told me, my guess was that she had maybe more than one. Of course she didn't know her hcg like us surrogates do. Now the doctor is saying that her level of hcg at 13 weeks is much higher than the normal pregnant woman. They did an ultrasound and there is definitely only one. She read that women with higher hcg are usually carrying a downs baby. If you have been pregnant with a downs baby, did you get sicker in the beginning or were your levels of hcg higher? Thanks ladies!
She is getting an amnio in 3 weeks, but is going crazy with worry.