I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant and am nearing the time where we're going to need to schedule all of the first trimester bloodwork and optional tests. The doctor has given me the option of a nuchal translucency and I'm trying to figure out whether I should go through with it. On the one hand, getting good results and a comprehensive scan would be very reassuring (this is my fifth pregnancy and the only one that's made it past the 5 week mark).
On the other hand, I have been battling pretty terrible anxiety since I found out I was pregnant because of my RPL history, and I worry about getting ambiguous results that would just compound the stress I'm already trying to manage. I've heard so many stories of women getting results and stressing horribly, only to find out that their baby was perfectly fine. I am a worrywart by nature, especially when it comes to my fertility and my pregnancy (we've been trying for almost three years now), and I'm having a hard time trying to figure out whether the benefits of this test outweigh the costs.
To give you some additional information, I'm 31 (so still well under the advanced maternal age range) and in very good health. There's no history of genetic problems on either side of our family. Because of my RPL history, there is no way I would go for an amnio or CVS because of the risk it poses to the fetus, and I would never abort the baby if I knew it had a genetic problem.
Thanks in advance for any advice and perspective you can offer. These tests are just so overwhelming to me, and I'd love to hear your thoughts!