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“Do you have any more questions?” Dr. Montgomery, our obstetrician asked.

I shook my head.

“Can you just repeat what you said about those Down’s syndrome tests?” Rafael asked from beside me.

I turned to face him, realizing that I hadn’t given him a chance to ask any questions. Of course he had his own concerns.

“Sure thing, Mr. Barba,” Dr. Montgomery smiled reassuringly.

“As you may know, a child’s risk of Down’s syndrome increases the older the mother is when the child is conceived.”

Rafael took my hand supportively.

I frowned at him, “I’m not that old, Rafael!”

He looked back sheepishly.

Dr. Montgomery smiled amusedly and continued, “The blood tests we performed today, along with the scan you had at 12 weeks will allow us to calculate a risk. The risk of your child having Down’s syndrome.

“Now these tests are by no means a guarantee.”

“What does that mean?” Rafael asked.

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—  Susane Colasanti, Waiting for You
We’re all sinking in the same boat here. We’re all bored and desperate and waiting for something to happen. Waiting for life to get better. Waiting for things to change. Waiting for that one person to finally notice us. We’re all waiting. But we also need to realize that we all have the power to make those changes for ourselves.
—  Susane Colasanti, Waiting For You
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We’re all sinking in the same boat here. We’re all bored and desperate and waiting for something to happen. Waiting for life to get better. Waiting for things to change. Waiting for that one person to finally notice us. We’re all waiting. But we also need to realize that we all have the power to make those changes for ourselves.
—  Susane Colasanti, Waiting For You