Thanks for starting the August thread patti
At my docs they automatically do a 4D ultrasound whenever you go in for the regular too and it doesn't cost any extra (each us is a flat rate of $70 which unfortunately our insurance won't cover if it's not part of the routine exam. I've had several scans already in the OBs office which are covered but this was our first in the actual us lab and we were happy it was so affordable). We want yesterday for our 12 week and it was amazing
I'm only 11w4d but we decided to go early since we're going to Greece tomorrow for a long weekend and I knew I wouldn't be able to relax and enjoy it unless I knew all was well with baby. Honestly, I wouldn't have asked for the 4D if they hadn't just done it bc I've read it's really more worth it when you're 20 weeks plus bc you get a clear picture of the baby's face at that point. But seeing it was nonetheless really amazing. The umbilical cord esp was so clear and made it seem so real. Baby was super active during ultrasound flipping all around. For me it was more emotional than hearing the heartbeat and I ended up crying through the whole thing! Actually measuring one day ahead now which I know doesn't mean much but I was happy baby is growing so fast. Truly amazing how much they grow and how quickly.
Question: Doc said NT fluid looked great, nasal bone great and everything normal so when she offered the Downs blood test I declined. I'm 29 so not in the "high risk" zone yet and our insurance doesn't cover any Downs or genetic testing/screening until you are over 35. But anyone else planning on getting this? How necessary is it? I'm kind of hoping that if there was a trisomy or other major problem that the doc would be able to spot on u/s but is that naive? beagle
what made you spring for the blood test? Advice appreciated!chelsea beagle
so happy your appts went well. mattie
crossing fingers for positive results from your hCG test and that you'll hear the hb next week!