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#1 Scot in Oz

Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:06 PM

Hello everyoneI've got my 12 week NT scan on Monday (really getting nervous) and I wondered if you should bring your blood results that the GP did when I first found out and my early dating scan letter? Or is that what you take to the booking in appointment with midwife?
I'm keeping everything crossed that I get to see a wriggly baby.
Good luck to everyone who hasn't had theirs yet!

#2 Future-self

Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:18 PM

You'll need your referral to the scan .
Possibly a copy of the 10/11 weeks bloods that were taken as part part of the NT screening process. This is rare though, usually a) a copy was sent from the pathology to the Scanning place so its waiting for you b) they then take the bloods on the same day as the scan so you haven't has them done yet.

No your initial bloods to confirm pregnancy and an early dating scan aren't relevant to the NT scan so you don't need those.

ETA: Oops sorry didn't see this was a DIG question

Edited by futureself, 19 May 2012 - 03:19 PM.

#3 mellmatho

Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

You just need to take referral for scan

#4 Scot in Oz

Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:51 PM

Hello I didnt get a letter from hospital, just one my dr wrote to them asking them to 'care' for me during pregnancy but it doesnt specifically mention scan referral. Is that what you mean?

#5 Girlo

Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:59 PM

I can't remember the official things to bring, but make sure you eat something 30 mins before hand and consider taking a sugary drink (juice, hot chocolate etc). My baby was in the wrong positions and I had to go and eat/drink to get him to move. If they hadn't been able to take the measurements etc that they needed, we were going to have to go back a week later and try again.

We were waiting for those results before we told people I was pregnant so an extra week would have been torture!!

Best of luck!

#6 Luci

Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:10 PM

I have had 3 12 week scans (privately) and all 3 times my OB wrote me a referral to Sydney Ultrasound for Women, which is where I had the scans done. If I was you I would probably check before you have the scan - ie phone the ultrasound place, or go to your GP. If you turn up without a proper referral on the day they may not be able to do the scan.


#7 Scot in Oz

Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

Thanks everyone. Hadbamazing scan today! I have a little groover on my hands who was head banging and wriggling then refused to play ball, turned over and wouldn't turn back for the camera! I hope that obstinacy isn't a sign of things to come wink.gif
It was so exciting to see my little wriggler though. Just waiting for the NT blood results to come back but she said all looked very healthy :-) :-)

#8 10to10

Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE (Scot in Oz @ 21/05/2012, 04:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks everyone. Hadbamazing scan today! I have a little groover on my hands who was head banging and wriggling then refused to play ball, turned over and wouldn't turn back for the camera! I hope that obstinacy isn't a sign of things to come wink.gif
It was so exciting to see my little wriggler though. Just waiting for the NT blood results to come back but she said all looked very healthy :-) :-)

OK, ignore the question I just posted in the other thread ;-) Yay! It's so fantastic to be able to see the bub wriggling around, isn't it.

#9 Scot in Oz

Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:28 AM

Unfortunately my risk of downs is very high 1 in 30 due to a very high hcg level. Imam so scared. The nuchal fold was normal and the nasal bone present but due to one of two bloods being high and combined with my age this has made my risks rocket. I have opted for an amnio in a few weeks but that sounds awful too and of course then there's the results to cope with if it's not the news we hope for. This is not helped by parter being in Scotland and not seeing him until end of July. I don't know what to do. Any advice? Anyone been through something similar? X

#10 10to10

Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:50 AM

I'm sorry to hear that your bloods haven't come back with the best of odds, it must be a worrying time for you. I don't have any experience with amnios etc, but is it possible for you to get a CVS? I think it may be possible to have this procedure done earlier, so you don't have so long to wait to get definitive results. I think other people in our DIG have had it done? It might be an idea to repost your message in the main chat thread for our group, so that more people see it.
In the meantime please remember that 1:30 odds sounds high but there is still a 97% chance that your baby is absolutely fine. I am sending lots of positive thoughts your way. Big hugs to you.

#11 Scot in Oz

Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:04 PM

Hi 10to10
Thanks for you message.
I didn't really have time to consider a cvs as they wanted me to come in the next day and 1) i couldn't get away from work last minute and 2) it's got a higher risk of miscarriage than amnio. I also wanted time to ask questions and think about it' all before I decided 100%. Thanks for your support - its hard not to think you might be one of the 3% but I'm trying to remain positive x

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