They are testing my thyroid because its swollen.
They are doing a test for downs syndrome - that from my understanding is risky and is only offered if completely necessary - which i have been lead to believe im not in any particular risk.
Is my concern justified as i understand they stick a needle into the placenta through my stomache or the other way .. some advice please
I'm a bit confused. Have you had the scan and the blood test for d/s, and been given a result, such as 1/40, 1/100? This would be the reason for the amnio. It's up to you if you want this further testing, but I would imagine your doc would have gone into detail about your results and the amnio procedure, and the choices you have, as it can be a risky procedure. Why do you believe you are not a risk??? Because you are young? The blood results, scan and your age actually all work together to give you a risk result as a ratio.
Thyroid problems are quite common in pregnancy. Seems a decent doc to have picked up the swollen thyroid so early in your pregnancy, and to follow it up with testing.