Hi everyone, Had a bit of a bad day today. The hospital rang to tell me that I've got a higher than normal risk of having a Downs baby. Apparently the normal risk for my age is 1 in 400 but apparently I've got a 1 in 42 chance!!! Spoke to the consultant later and he said that it wasn't the scan measurements but two of the levels in the blood test result. I've been offered the amno test but I really don't think I want it! There's a 0.5 percent risk of miscarriage but he did say that it may be slightly higer for me as I m/c last year. My partner has left it to me to decide. The thought of having a Downs baby terrifies me as I already have two very demanding girls, and I don't know if I or my partner would cope as we've both had problems with depression. However, I've seen the baby on the scan and even have a picture of it's little face, and I've also seen a programme that featured a 16 week abortion and I really don't think I could do that to my little-one even if it was - it's really against my principles! And another miscarriage would be terrible - I'd never forgive myself! Has anyone had this happen to them? I think I am going to refuse further tests and hope for the best (afterall, as the consultant pointed out, I've got a 97 percent chance of having a normal baby)! What would you do?