Jump to content

High Risk NT scan results..... Please help.....


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Rans.

Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:32 AM

Hi Ladies, I'm posting this here in the hope that someone can help me decipher these results... My GP has referred me to Syd US Clinic For Women for an amnio but can't have that for three weeks!!
I'm finding it hard finding info on what your results 'should' be. I think my high risk could be because of my bloods but I'm not sure.... Can anyone offer any help / ideas??
NT: 2.5mm (high but normal from what I can gather)
Free beta HCG 3.99 MoM
PAPP-A 0.93
T21 1: 141

When I went in there I thought I was 12 weeks but the sonographer adjusted to 13 weeks and my report mentions a couple of times how my measurements are 'discordant' with the dates given..... My dates weren't exact so it didn't surprise me when I went up to 13 weeks but wondering if they seem to have an issue with this.....

Sorry just blabbering now.:) any help appreciated :)

#2 lizzie04

Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:47 AM

Hi, sorry that you are going through a lot of stress right now. I remember my results coming back at 1:58 and crying for days, and that is how I found EB when I googled.

Results for each element should normally be close to 1, so your elevated Beta HCG is probably throwing your results out. My beta hcg was over 5 so put my risk even higher than yours, but my results after amnio were fine.

There is a separate thread under specialised pregnancy support groups for women with high-risk NT results, I recommend visiting there as you should get support from others going through the same thing.

Good luck - it is a tough wait x

#3 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:29 AM

Also remember that 1:141 means that 140 babies will be unaffected.  

You can also ring the amnio people and say you will take a cancellation and see if they can get you in quicker.

Edited by meggs1, 18 August 2013 - 08:29 AM.


#4 Rans.

Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:32 AM

Thanks ladies, from what gathered it is that HCG blood that seems to be high but I've no idea why or what that means....

Meggs1, I'd love to get I earlier but apparently you can't have the amnio until 16 weeks so have to wait it out.....

I just wish someone could interpret how 'bad' the results really are and put me at ease..... :(

#5 Justaduck

Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

I have been there :)

HCG with DD was 6.01Mom (Was unable to come across anything this high on the internet).
Pappa was maybe 0.7 or 0.8
NT was 2mm

Results: 1:207 risk of DS. DD is chromosomally normal and we opted for no amnio & that was a stressful 27wks til she was born.

This pregnancy I had similar bloods to you but a lower NT measurement. I think your NT measurement is throwing your numbers out a bit as well.
HCG: 3.59MoM
Pappa: 0.9MoM
NT: 1.72
Results: 1:1227 for DS, which is actually better than my age risk.

Something to keep in mind, if your baby is chromosomally fine (and every change s/he will be with those results) you will possibly always have higher hcg levels than normal which could mean a higher risk result than others..

How old are you? Age can also play into your risk factor. Also, what was the CRL measured?

If I plug in your info, with my age (25) and my bubs CRL (I went at 12w6d, so basically 13wks you are measuring at) you come back with a 1:581 chance, but simply changing your age to 36 comes back with 1:145 chance.

Even lowering your HCG to what mine was (3.6Mom), at age 36 only lowers your risk to 1:175, but dropping the NT back to 2mm changes it to 1:431

There are many variables in it. If you cannot wait that long, are you able to get a CVS?

All the best for a clear screen, sometimes I think the NT calculations are far more hassle and worry than they are worth

#6 Rans.

Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Justaduck :) our results are quite similar :) I'm 32 but once you hit that 30 mark it's all down hill! :) I met with a great doc the other day at Sydney Ultrasound For Women. He basically said that the chances if anything being wrong are so slim and he really put me at ease, a bit :) we're still going to do the amnio just because we would make a decision based on the result and I want to enjoy being pregnant and not stress for rest of the pregnancy.... It would drive me crazy!!
We've missed the window for a cvs so will have amnio in two weeks. Fingers crossed!!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.