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Anyone had high risk NT scan and then had an amnio?

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#1 Scot in Oz

Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

Hi everyone10to10 suggested I post in the main thread to get some advice from anyone who has been through  a similar experience.
I had my 12 week scan and it was all great - a very wiggly baby with a great heart beat and everything looked ' very healthy' as the sonographer said. I felt so happy and that I could start to share with friends back home im Scotland.
Unfortunately my excitement was short lived as I got a very high risk of downs -1 in 30- due to my age (37) combined with an extremely high hcg 8x the norm ( if 1 is the norm). The nuchal scan was fine and my Papp-a totally normal. They also identified the nasal bone.
I can't go though a pregnancy not knowing what is going on with my baby so I opted for an amnio. I can cope with the wait it's the results I am absolutely dreading ( my partner, family and close friends are all I'm Scotland so feeling very lost and not very brave!) as I will be at work when they come through...
Has anyone here had an amnio? Has anyone had a very high hcg and either had a healthy baby or gone on to be diagnosed with a downs baby? Im trying very hard to be positive and think 29 babies will be fine but you can't help but think you will be the 1.
Any advice much appreciated
Thanks x

#2 mylittlemen

Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

My hcg wasn't quite as high as yours but I ended up with a risk of something like 1 in 85 where I had high hcg and I was 36. All other things were in the normal range. I had an amnio and was given the all clear. I was also advised by the dr that it was extremely unlikely I would be the 1 in 85 where the risk was elevated only due to hcg levels (it's a statistical test).   My google research backed this up and showed it showed a slightly higher chance of having a girl (I had a boy).

Interestingly, my baby then grew massively so he was about 5 weeks ahead in size by my 19 week scan and I had to have lots of repeat scans to check for something else (that wasn't tested for in the amnio). Again, all was fine, his growth slowed and he ended up 4.5kg at 39 weeks. Just a big, healthy boy.

#3 mylittlemen

Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

Ooops, really sorry. I just replied to this as I saw it in the "we are discussing" bit. I didn't realise it was a due in group question sorry...

#4 ~MakkaPakka~

Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:46 AM

I had a high NT result with my second child.   The risk was just within the high risk (I think it was 1:280?) but my first child had a nueral tube defect and becuase of this I wanted to go forward with the amnio.  While I was quite happy to go ahead with the pregnancy either way, for me it was wanting the knowledge of what was going on with bubs so we could prepare if need be.  (again with first child the NTD came out of the blue after birth and it was a huge shock, I am a person who likes to be prepared).  In the end the amnio results came back fine.

DS did go on to have autism so I have no idea if that has any connection to the NT results, (the high risk was due to the blood test results).  We are now going through the process of a microarray test which is a new wave genetic test to see if there is some sort of rare genetic condition causing his autism.  

I hope things go well for you.

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