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post #21 of 45

I was coming in to check on you, Londongandert

 

I have my nuchal screening tomorrow.  Trying not to worry... it's at the u/s department so I'm hoping I get someone talkative who will answer my questions.

post #22 of 45

The tech didn't say much but I was able to see everything on the screen.  I'm so grateful for this thread as it helped me understand and interpret the numbers in front of me as otherwise the tech would have made me feel very worried and nervous (she had this awful frown on her face and even suggested at one point that she would likely need to have someone else come in because she couldn't get the right pictures... turns out she was brand new.  But that frown was scary!)  The measurement was 1.4 and they found the nasal bone so I'm feeling confident.  

 

Thanks though to everyone for sharing their stories and their numbers; it made all the difference for me in how I experienced this test.   Hoping all is well for those of you still waiting for some additional info.

post #23 of 45

I had my NT scan today measurements were 1 mm and 1.2 mm and we saw both nasal bones. We are pretty happy about it.

post #24 of 45

Yay! Keria.  I found my nuchal screening really helped me relax and feel confident that all was well.

post #25 of 45

Our measurement was 2.3.  I've been trying to pretend I'm not anxious about it, but I am.   :/

post #26 of 45

Oh, blueheron, sorry to hear that you're worrying.  How far along were you when you had it done?  It should be bigger with age-- did you check out the link Hildare posted above.  It will give you the percentile. 

 

Did you also have the blood work done?  Hopefully that will help to contextualize everything and you'll feel good about your ratio number. 

 

Good luck!

post #27 of 45
I loved my docs outlook this go around. My first pregnancy I was 42 @ delivery. I started w/ an ob and everything was a major issue with her. By age I was 1/65 chance for downs. Once the NT and associated blood cane back I went to 1/74 a pretty good improvement in my opinion. She was so concerned it was not funny. Sent me to high risk doc. Her opinion was no amnio needed. The NT measurement had been under 1.5. When they did an US looking for 13 markers all was good. The ob however did not agree basically called me an idiot for not having amnio. Last time we saw her. We switched to our family doc who had been my doc for 17 yrs at the time. He is who we are seeing this time. His take was let's do the US and skip the blood. After all we know what the blood is likely to show, no reason to
stress anyone out. He didn't do NTs so sending me to the same high risk as saw last time even he doesnt use her normally because he likes the attitude she took last time. He did due an US last week and said he thinks everything looked good and does not expect a big NT number at all, we will see how good he is next week when we get the scan.
post #28 of 45

Thanks parsley, I was 13w1d when we had it done, and by the calculator at hildare's link that puts us in the 80th percentile.  When they did DD's NT, they took blood ahead of time so that we discuss all results at once, but this time they drew blood the day of the u/s, so we have to wait!  Argh.  The doc was very reassuring and all, but I'm still a little uneasy.  

post #29 of 45

1blueheron - The other thing I think is useful to remember is that Downs Syndrome is rare.  According to March of Dimes,  It effects about 1/800 babies a year in the U.S.  That's .125% so that is people at the 99.8 percentile in a graph that represents fetuses with and without Downs.  I know NT isn't 100% accurate but I wouldn't be too concerned about being at the 80th percentile.

 

I'm still waiting on my blood work and official ratio too.  I was told it would take 10 days but it's annoying as I know the other blood work I had done at the same time has already been posted to my electronic chart.  There's no reason for it to take so long!

 

Kayak - Good luck with your scan next week.

post #30 of 45

Thanks parsley, I think that's a good way to look at it.  I think that part of what has me uptight is the (completely irrational) feeling that the second one could never possibly be as perfect as my first baby (DD is an absolute joy).  I know that doesn't make any sense, but I sort of feel like it would be winning the lottery twice.

post #31 of 45


this helps me too, thank you.  My amnio is in 8 days.   

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1blueheron - The other thing I think is useful to remember is that Downs Syndrome is rare.  According to March of Dimes,  It effects about 1/800 babies a year in the U.S.  That's .125% so that is people at the 99.8 percentile in a graph that represents fetuses with and without Downs.  I know NT isn't 100% accurate but I wouldn't be too concerned about being at the 80th percentile.

 

I'm still waiting on my blood work and official ratio too.  I was told it would take 10 days but it's annoying as I know the other blood work I had done at the same time has already been posted to my electronic chart.  There's no reason for it to take so long!

 

Kayak - Good luck with your scan next week.



 

post #32 of 45

Frannie - FWIW, if my numbers were elevated I would have elected to have an amnio.  I like to have all of my information on hand, no matter what.  Here's hoping that you'll get good news and the amnio will put your fears to rest.  Do you get to find out the results the same day?

post #33 of 45
Thread Starter 

frannie, i really do hope it goes well.  i go back on the 15th for the nasal scan and will have to decide from there what to do next. 

post #34 of 45

Good luck Frannie.  With our 2.3, we're just waiting on bloodwork to decide if we need to consider an amnio. 

post #35 of 45

I got my NT yesterday, 1.4, at 12wk 1day, so I am really relieved.  So happy to have some pictures where it actually looks like I've got a human growing in there!  Good luck to everyone!

post #36 of 45
Thread Starter 

... i have been so worried about all this.. i just called and rescheduled my appointment for TODAY.  in an hour. 

i haven't told dh, he won't be able to go.  so i am going by myself.   i am so nervous.

 

1blueheron, i hope your bloodwork comes back quickly so you won't have to worry!

post #37 of 45

Oh!  I'm sorry you've been so worried, Hildare.  Good luck and let us know what happens.  At least you'll have some answers soon.

post #38 of 45

Thanks ladies.  Amnio is on the 18th but results take a week.  Torture!

post #39 of 45

My now 3 y.o. DD had a 6mm measurement-- I was told to terminate the pregnancy without further testing.  I didn't, and she turned out to be ok, which statistically was a slim chance.  We did have a CVS done and the chromosomes were normal, but some problems are not going to show up with the CVS.  I know a lady who had a 7 mm measurement on her baby and a normal CVS, but her baby was born still, very premature, and severely deformed.  I would NOT worry about any measurement under 2.5 ... it's the high numbers (especially above 4.5) that carry a significant statistical risk.

post #40 of 45
Thread Starter 

joy.gifi am so glad i moved my appointment up.  nt numbers dropped some (how is that possible?) nasal bone was there, organs and skull looked good.  i am so relieved.  i hope everything for the other worried mamas turns out as well, too.  i can't stop crying.  (joyfully and pregnant lady-ly)

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