It was news that put a smile on my face and a tear in each eye. My baby is free from chromosonal abnormality. I'm no doomsayer, but at my age the possibility of having a Downs child was always hanging there in the back of my mind.
Today, I heard what I wanted to hear. I also found out what sex my baby is, but I won't be posting that information because the boy doesn't want to know.
The midwife also assured me that broken sleep, my sore bum and an increase in allergy action are not unusual during pregnancy.
The appointment concluded with a urine test, a listen to the hummingbird-fast heartbeat going on in my womb and an appointment for a 20-week scan, before I waddled home happy.