Down syndrome test result

Hello all, my Down syndrome test result ratio came out to be 1:287 and was told it was slightly high risk. The low risk ratio is 1:300. I was advised to go for further tests like NIPT which costs $375+ and honestly, I cannot afford it at a time like this. I’m not really worried, but I’m worried. ? I just want to know if it’s going to be ok if I forego the tests because the lady over the phone said I might just happen to carry the hormones at the time of drawing blood and may not harm the baby at all. But just to have a peace of mind, she recommended that I go for further checks in case I might have any other chromosomal abnormalities. Which I’m not interested because it’s expensive. Did any of you with high risk ratio forego further testing?

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My doctor proposed too for the down syndrome test , and DNA test . But i forego because from my point of view , i do not want to get worried/stress unnecesarily since its my first pregnancy, which is not good too and might lead to other possible complications if we get too stressed on the result. And then i waited for my first few ultrasound , to see if there is anything wrong with my baby. Just my opinion and what i went thru up till today , 2 days until my due. All is well . Hope everything goes smoothly for you , and baby is healthy ❤

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