- Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), a protein made by the developing baby
- Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a hormone made by the placenta
- Estriol, a hormone made by the placenta and the baby’s liver
- Inhibin A, another hormone made by the placenta
The test is used to assess probabilities of potential genetic disorders in the Baby.
Apparently no news is good news. My results came back negative/normal. Yay!! Every step in the right direction is such a relief! I’m trying not to worry about everything, especially things I can’t control. I’m placing my Pregnancy in God’s hands.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7
My 2nd Ultrasound is in 13 days and they will check that my Baby is growing and developing normally. We will also be finding out the gender of our Baby!