Birth Defect Tests?
I just had my first prenatal appointment yesterday and they brought up the options of taking a few birth defect tests. One would be a vaginal test and the others would be sticking a needle through my stomach... Have any of you ladies thought about taking these tests or have you already taken them?
At first, DH and I were a little hesitant... we really want to enjoy our pregnancy and if our LO has a condition we will deal with it when he/she arrives... but then we thought the most responsible thing to do is to get these tests just in case our LO does have a condition and if so, we can properly prepare ourselves...
For the most part this would seem like a no brainer... but in the same sense, we are a little scared to do so. Have any of you felt this way? Is it normal to be a little scared?
Are you planning on taking these tests? Or have you already taken the tests? If so, what was your experience?