I am very glad that my pregnancy went well. There was a moment during my pregnancy when I got worried about my baby’s health like is she growing normal in my womb? Will she have ten fingers and toes? Is she getting the nutrition she needs for her development? I was thinking about these things often. My husband kept on telling me not to worry. “Everything will be fine,” he said. “Just follow what the doctor says. Then both you and baby will be great.”
I remember this month two years ago when I had my AFP test (Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) in Blood). This type of test is to determine Down Syndrome in pregnant women. I was shocked when the nurse told me (after the test results) that there’s a possibility for baby to have Down Syndrome. The recommendation was to see a Maternal-Fetal Specialist. I called my husband right after my conversation with the nurse. I was crying and very worried. It was the 29th of June when we went to the specialist. There, the nurses explained about the procedures to check/determine Down Syndrome. My husband and I were firm with our decision not to do Amniocentesis (also referred to as amniotic fluid test or AFT). The Maternal-Fetal Specialist did a high resolution ultrasound to see and measure baby’s bones. We were relieved when he said that my baby is growing normal. And he assured me that. That was the day when we learned that we are expecting a baby girl. That was a good news!