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#1 ~A2~

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

Hi all

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#2 MissNess

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:46 AM


Looking for a time machine to get to my scan already... I'm not good at waiting

#3 theweehaggis

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

Silver!! :-)

once you find the time machine can i borrow it?

Saying that i feel this week has flown!! Been busy.. and still seem to have done nothing... all meetings etc no actual dping. Im organising another large community event (large in terms of the size of the town!).. should keep me going through til April! March is full.. birthday parties (3 yr olds) weddings - lol how inconsiderate of them (joke!!) and a special day at the spa with my girl friends where i will break the news! oh and cannot forget im taking DD to see the Wiggles *yeay* - what you do for your kids huh!!  

Need to book in to ger bloods done and a referral for NT scan..

Hope everyone id doing ok.  Shouldnt be long til out yuckiness starts to fade.. supposedly!

#4 rowbi123

Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:51 AM


How far along do you have to be for your NT scan?

Hoping everyone is having a good day - it has taken me 1.5 hours to try to eat an apple without vomitting - so far so good lol


#5 HurryUpAlready

Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE (rowbi123 @ 14/02/2013, 09:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How far along do you have to be for your NT scan?

Get first trimester screening bloods taken in week 10 and a scan at week 12. The results of both are combined to check for the likelihood of Down Syndrome and a few other abnormalities.

Has your carer given you a referral for these tests?

#6 Nepheline

Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (HurryUpAlready @ 14/02/2013, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Get first trimester screening bloods taken in week 10 and a scan at week 12.

I've seen this mentioned a few times on EB and its got me wondering about my blood test - I've been told to have it done 2 - 5 days before my scan (where I'll be 12w5), I wonder if I should check with the hospital?


Waterdragon - congrats on your scan yesterday! It must have been so exciting.

Bitingmynails - hope everything went well today!!

Edited by minimae, 14 February 2013 - 12:38 PM.

#7 bitingmynails

Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

Happy valentines day everyone!
I just had the best present ever!

12 weeks scan today. Background risk was 1:704 before testing.
Doctors gave me an adjusted risk of 1:4999 for DS.
Trisomy 18 = 1:5068
Trisomy 13 = 1:7299

Heartbeat 163bpm


Baby is measuring correct for dates and kept wriggling around.

Here is our little nugget which now measures 4.7cm long:

For those interested in timing of blood tests, I had my bloods last Tuesday (10w 3d) and my scan today at 11w 5d.

I was really worried as my only symptoms now are tiredness and sore bbs.

#8 Nepheline

Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Ahhhhhh congratulations, so pleased everything went well. Such a cute picture! What a lovely valentines day for you!!!

#9 AnnBB

Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Woohoo bitingmynails! Great result! You are right, that would have to be the best valentines gift ever!

#10 cassidysmummy

Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

I was told to do the blood at 10wks and then the US is booked for 11wk 6 days Cant wait original.gif

#11 lianth

Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Thats excellent news bitingmynails, so happy for you!!

In regard to the bloods, I was told to get them about 5days - 1wk before the scan...

I had my 10wk scan yesterday with my doctor, and I finally got to see the heartbeat!! AgainAgain it was such a relief to see it this time, he actually stopped and let me check it out - and it was nice and strong!  So now I feel much more relieved!! Cant wait for another 2wks for my 12wk scan and finally be able to tell people!

Just a tad excited!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif  biggrin.gif

#12 cybersprite

Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

I am having both my bloods and scan done tomorrow at the same place and time

I am exactly 12 weeks today

#13 Nepheline

Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE (lianth @ 14/02/2013, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In regard to the bloods, I was told to get them about 5days - 1wk before the scan...

Aww so exciting about seeing your baby! It feels like forever since I saw my little peanut at 7wk5days! I went and picked up my report for that ultrasound, and I got a load of pictures which is pretty cool. I keep looking at them when I don't believe i'm preggers! It just looks like a peanut mind you, but I still find it amazing! One week till my NT scan, can't wait. Thanks for the info on the bloods, I checked with my hospital and she confirmed 2 - 5 days before so I can relax!

QUOTE (cybersprite @ 14/02/2013, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am having both my bloods and scan done tomorrow at the same place and time

I am exactly 12 weeks today

Good luck tomorrow!!!! Let us know how you get on!

#14 bitingmynails

Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for the congratulations ladies. It feels so surreal.

I actually had a huge freak out whilst laying on the table because the US lady kept "tut tutting" and making really concerned faces but it all turned out for nothing - maybe she had gas?

Congrats on seeing a heartbeat lianth! Such a relief.

Good luck for your scan tomorrow cybersprite.
Since they are doing your bloods and scan at the same time does that mean you will have to wait a few days for your blood results to come in to get your risk ratios?

#15 Cherry28

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

hello ladies, newbie here original.gif
congratulations to all!

having my DS tmrw at 8w1d according to my GP
excited and nervous
my mum and best friend know but i just want to tell everyone original.gif

#16 cybersprite

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Bitingmynails: no, I have my bloods done at 11.30 today and my US at 12noon and will get my results straight afterwards. So 90min appt in total.

I am going to the Sydney Ultrasound for Women on Kent St in the city

#17 bitingmynails

Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE (cybersprite @ 15/02/2013, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bitingmynails: no, I have my bloods done at 11.30 today and my US at 12noon and will get my results straight afterwards. So 90min appt in total.

I am going to the Sydney Ultrasound for Women on Kent St in the city

Oh wow, that's pretty good.
I really hope it goes well for you today. Will be thinking of you!

#18 cybersprite

Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

Hi all,' My scan and results were fantastic! So relieved. Results were:

Trisomy 21 – 1:4746
Trisomy 18 – 1:17095
Trisomy 13: 1: 53704

#19 bitingmynails

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

That's awesome Cybersprite. Absolutely brilliant results.   tthumbs.gif

Cannot believe we are already at 12 weeks!!

Let's hope this sets a trend for all of our DIG's 12 week scans.  biggrin.gif

#20 cybersprite

Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (bitingmynails @ 15/02/2013, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's awesome Cybersprite. Absolutely brilliant results.   tthumbs.gif

Cannot believe we are already at 12 weeks!!

Let's hope this sets a trend for all of our DIG's 12 week scans.  biggrin.gif

thank you! So happy!

#21 AnnBB

Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

Congrats on your results cyber sprite! My NT scan is on 11 March. I am also having my scan at Sydney Ultrasound for Women- they were fantastic with my first pregnancy and I have recommended them to everyone I know.

#22 MissNess

Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

I'm still not even booked in anywhere - checking out another hospital this weekend in the hopes they might actually be taking bookings  unsure.gif

#23 kelbelblue

Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

Hi Ladies,
New to this DIG. This is a very unexpected pregnancy, although I've had a month now to get used to it and am excitedish about it.
EDD is 14/09. I had a dating scan a week or so ago and showed I was at 8w6d and everything is looking ok.
I am not having a NT scan.
This will be #2 and a sibling for DD who turned 1 on the 10/02.
I live in the middle of no where, the closest hospital is Mount Isa, but I am trying to get reccommendations on an OB in Townsville and give birth there. So if anyone knows anyone... original.gif
I look forward to chatting more

#24 againagain

Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

Fantastic news on the ultrasounds everyone!

Ness don't worry too much. Get the gp to give you a referral for your 12 week scan if you like. The public hospitals will take you, only private ones you need to hurry to book.

I had my bloods done yesterday and couldn't pee LOL I didn't realise there was a urine test on there so I had been to the loo before hand. I gave a few drops but she sent me home with a jar and said they would call me if I needed to repeat. How embarrassing!

Booked my scan for 4th of March although I will be almost 13 weeks then. The GP said 11-12 weeks and the ultrasound place said they prefer a few days after the 12 week mark.

#25 Water Dragon

Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

Congrats all on the scan results, how exciting! I'm starting to look pregnant now, but I hate this awkward "Is she pregnant or just bloated?" stage, LMAO.

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