Officially back, Your experience with AFP screening?
Hi everyone. I'm 12w3d and I finally feel comfortable coming back to the boards. After my first early m/c I was nervous about this one. Is the first tri over at 12 weeks or 14 weeks?
I have the option to do the AFP screening and the doctor tells me that 99% of his patients opt to do it. I've heard that the false positive rate is quite high and I know that I would not terminate and would not have amnio. DH agrees with me on that but thinks it would be helpful to mentally prepare for the future. I am a stressed worried person to begin with and I know if I get a positive (even though there is a high probability that it is false positive) that I will freak out for the remainder of my pregnancy. Have most of you gone through with the screening? What has your experience been if you did or did not do it? TIA!