Seb2011, doesn't CVS cause miscarriages for a lot of women? i think if i did the urobioligics DNA test (next week) plus the pink or blue test (august14th)and they BOTH said girl, id be convinced it was a girl but would still understand they could be wrong and only the ultrasound would provide clarity. and if both tests came back boy then i'd know, and this decision would be between me and god because nobody knows im pregnant. my husband is so umbelievable he would support anything i wanted to do...all he wants is for me to be happy. he knows how much id love having a girl and he wants to give me one. i will wait for my results, then pray deep and hard about what is best for me and our family. for what it's worth, my sister in law has a 3 year old girl, they REALLY wanted a boy and not having any more because her little girl is sooooooo difficult and she sees all my sons and doesn't understand why she didn't have one so gd goes both ways in all crazy directions. again, your support is greatly appreciated; its funny how virtual strangers can touch you deeply :o)
CVS testing *can* cause miscarriage, but from what I've researched this figure only hovers around 1-2ish% of all women who have the test done. Apparently the more experienced someone is at doing CVS testing, the risk decreases. So, if you're considering CVS, I would strongly recommend talking with your doctor about your desire for CVS with FISH (which will get you results on gender and a few birth defects like downs syndrome and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head.) Your doctor will be able to point you to someone with lots of experience doing the test so help further reduce that risk of m/c. Actually, this article from the CDC puts the rate of m/c with CVS a bit lower. Feel free to check it out: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00038393.htm
While those tests like pinkorblue are good for entertainment value, they probably shouldn't be relied upon to make a decision to terminate or keep a pregnancy based on gender. From what I've read, they don't sound like the most ethical company either - people are posting on consumer boards that their results were wrong and they haven't been able to claim their refunds for inaccurate results. It may be best to steer clear of them and save your money for CVS.
Sounds like you certainly have quite a lot on your plate right now between trying to figure out what to do about your pregnancy and the things going on with your family. GD is such a monster, and petty family politics are playing a lot into my feelings and my all out fear of having another boy. :( :( :( :( :( Even though you have a lot going on right now and aren't sure about your pregnancy, try to remember to take good care of yourself and rest when you can. The first trimester of pregnancy is so exhausting. :P
I'm glad my postings have been helpful to you and I really hope that everything works out for the best for you and your family. *hugs*