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post #21 of 91
I might have had the screening if I saw an doc soon enough to have it done. I wouldn't do an animo so I am not sure though. I have seen people take the lack of soft markers over the amino saying yes which is sad then at birth they have so much more to deal with.
Even if there are problems I have no support system here so finding out early would just add stress while preg.
post #22 of 91
I'll admit it, I like all the ultrasounds, my insurance covers it and I LEAP at any opportunity to see or hear my baby. That said, I would never terminate a pregnancy because of test results, but I would try to find a support group and research the issue like crazy so we could be better prepared when the big day comes.
post #23 of 91
I don't do any early testing, but am planning an ultrasound. I was going to do the 20 week one, but I may push to do it a little later now, because my midwife brought up checking the location of the placenta, and I don't want to be freaked out unnecessarily if it's low at 20 weeks.

(I'm really really nervous about the ultrasound. I have a pretty strong gut reaction to seeing u/s photos, and don't want them to think that something is wrong with me if I don't want to look. I love my baby and love hearing the heartbeat, but...)
post #24 of 91
I'm doing the nuchal test ultrasound because I want a peek at my baby! All ultrasounds (everything, really) are covered by health care here so that's not an issue. I'm not concerned with the findings of the test at all, I would never terminate the pregnancy, I wouldn't even get an amnio to find out for sure. But if the test did show a more probablility of down's, spina bifida, etc I would do a lot of research and get as prepared as I could.

Really though, it's just so I can see who is in my belly!
post #25 of 91
I chose not to do the nucheal test because of the three people i know in real life, they all got false positives for stuff. One of them almost considered terminating and luckily she didn't because her daughter was not born with down's and actually is extremely (extreeeemely) bright! She was reading at 3 years old.

I do not look down on anyone who does do the testing though. We will most definitly be having an extra u/s at 24 weeks to look closely at the heart. Like a pp I have a son born with a congenital heart defect so we are twice as likely to have another one. I REALLLLLLLY want to know ahead of time if possible because finding out your one day old needs life saving open heart surgery is not something I want to find out again...i'd rather know ahead of time.
post #26 of 91
I declined the NT scan and my OB talked me into it. She said it is a lot more accurate than past tests. She said 90% accuracy. But now there has been so much drama with scheduling I have to travel into San Francisco to have it done at an outside facility. Had I known it would turn into such a headache, I probably would have said no thanks. If my baby does end up having an issue, which I seriously doubt, I would need a lot of help and adjustment at home. Prep time would be nice.
post #27 of 91
I had my scan today and everything went very well. The perinatologist said "congratulations on another healthy baby." I feel very relieved. I am still sick though. I threw up my breakfast this morning. I am getting pretty tired of this. I'm so tired and tired of feeling sick. My due date chaned again to Feb 13. So I am 12w 1d. Please, please, please let me start feeling better soon. I am starting to feel like I can't take much more.
post #28 of 91
I didn't make my appt, I go tlost and couldn't find the place and they didn't answer the number I had for them
post #29 of 91
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I had my scan today and everything went very well. The perinatologist said "congratulations on another healthy baby." I feel very relieved. I am still sick though. I threw up my breakfast this morning. I am getting pretty tired of this. I'm so tired and tired of feeling sick. My due date chaned again to Feb 13. So I am 12w 1d. Please, please, please let me start feeling better soon. I am starting to feel like I can't take much more.
Could your doctor prescribe anything for you? It sounds like some of the ladies on this board have found some relief with Zofran
post #30 of 91
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Could your doctor prescribe anything for you? It sounds like some of the ladies on this board have found some relief with Zofran
I'm one of those ladies. I'm in love with Zofran. And, it's category B.
post #31 of 91
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Is the NT screening offered routinely in some places? I'm not in a high risk age group, and my doc didn't even mention it to me. I've never had it offered.
post #32 of 91
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Originally Posted by pixiekisses View Post
We want it because we have a child with a serious, progressive syndrome already, she is very, very sick, and requires eyes on her 24/7, and a lot of help throughout the day and night.
So if we are at high risk of getting a baby with a trisomy, we need to be prepared, the system needs to be prepared. We would never terminate, or anything like that, but we have to know.
We are, of course, aware that this test is no guarantee in any way. And that we can get a false positive. We're willing to take the risk.
That makes sense.

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Originally Posted by finnegansmom View Post
The NT scan doesn't give positive or negative results at all - it's a screening test, not a diagnostic test. It gives results as a risk factor which in relation to the risk of the office's complication(miscarriage) rate to amnio (usually 1 in 250 is the cutoff or there abouts). So out of 100 people with a 1 in 100 risk (which would be considered positive for being at risk), 99 would be fine, but I wouldn't say that's "false positive". I think a lot of people assume the NT scan to be diagnostic which it isn't. You can have a 1:2 risk or 1:10000 but nothing is for sure either way. The NT scan will never tell you 100% that your child has a trisomy. The only way to find out 100% is amnio or CVS.

I also think people choose to have non invasive screening for a variety of personal reasons, just as people choose to not have any testing done.
I didn't know that.

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I'm doing the nuchal test ultrasound because I want a peek at my baby!
post #33 of 91
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Originally Posted by Cujobunny View Post
I'm doing the nuchal test ultrasound because I want a peek at my baby! All ultrasounds (everything, really) are covered by health care here so that's not an issue. I'm not concerned with the findings of the test at all, I would never terminate the pregnancy, I wouldn't even get an amnio to find out for sure. But if the test did show a more probablility of down's, spina bifida, etc I would do a lot of research and get as prepared as I could.

Really though, it's just so I can see who is in my belly!
These are the reasons I went ahead and had it done today. I declined any special testing with my daughter. Ive had a miscarriage before her and another after. So im extra nervous that things are progressing well now. It was a huge relief to see the baby moving around, growing at the right pace and hearing the heartbeat. I finally feel okay telling people Im pregnant. I will not have an amnio and terminating the pregnancy is not an option.
post #34 of 91
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Originally Posted by BunnyMcFluff View Post
Is the NT screening offered routinely in some places? I'm not in a high risk age group, and my doc didn't even mention it to me. I've never had it offered.
There aren't a lot of places that have extensively trained sanographers, from what I understand. I am being sent to san francisco for my test. If you are in a more rural area it may not be available?
post #35 of 91
over three large bags of clothing decluttered. I feel lighter
post #36 of 91
I do pretty much all the tests they offer. I would never terminate a pregnancy (for personal and religious reasons) but I know I need to be prepared. If there is a possibility of something being wrong I would have to change doctors and hospitals (they would have to send me back to the states from what Ive been told because they can't handle some of the complications were I am). Id be pretty sad since I actually like the doctor I have now but hes a family practioner so wouldn't be able to help with a high risk pregnancy. That being said Ive never had even close to a postive test so Im not worried about it. Its just for peace of mind... oh and I love seeing the baby.

Im sooo sick still. I spent a great deal of the morning throwing up and I have a terrible migrane. If my two girls weren't being almost angels (or as much as a 1 1/2 year old and a 3 1/2 year old can be angels) I would be in a lot of trouble. My hubby is really worried about me and dreads going to work every morning because of how sick I am. Makes me wish I had said something about it at the appointment I had so the doc could have given me something for it.
post #37 of 91
The being sick part sucks. I have my ultrasound tommorrow. Guess maybe I will know better how far along I am. This is frustrating not really knowing. I even made myself part of the March DDC just in case, haha...but if it is, it's really only beginning March and I most likely belong here in Feb.

Hope everyone starts feeling better and quick!
post #38 of 91
well if your date is anywhere in late Feb. then all of us who are due then (like me 2/22 from charting O) are really due anywhere between middle Feb. and early March.

I wish our culture would adopt more of a due month type approach. Yes, monitor the end of pregnancy carefully but let's not kick babies out early because they pass some calendar date.
post #39 of 91
Friends, I am FINALLY feeling better! I will be 14 weeks on Thursday. Energy is coming back, no more sickies- please let this be the beginning of phase 2!

Now, I just can't wait to find out the gender. I didn't find out with my first 2 (boys), and this time I just NEED to know!
post #40 of 91
Great news Debra.

I am feeling sort of yucky today. I feel like I got a good night sleep but since I ate breakfast my stomach has been yucky. Maybe I am hungry.
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