by catherine (2832 Posts), Sat Nov 08, 2003 07:23 pm
Hi Tanya, I'm not sure if it is exactly the same thing but when I was pregnant with my PE baby, my Quad screen came back with an elevated risk for Down's relative to my age. First time around, DS, numbers were fine, then with Chloe, the latest, they were fine again. I think that there is anecdotal evidence (science-speak for people have noticed but nobody has done the correct statistics to confirm or otherwise) that women who have subsequently gone on to develop hypertensive problems in pregnancy get funky numbers although their babies have no genetic problems. I actually chose to do the test this last time for this reason, I had no warning at all when I got sick with Lucy, (I'd no problems with my son) and I was really curious to see if I might get a "hint" of a problem to come. Maybe it worked but who could tell. At our ages, I was 35 having Lucy, it's not uncommon for the numbers to drift anyway. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you..... It sounds like you have a good Dr who keeps on top of every little thing which is great.
DH, Dave (40)