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#26 Sassy Dingo

Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

Had my test on Thursday. I got 1:8200ish for downs and 1:42000 for the other trisonmys.

Was amazing to see bub - about 10cm long but still a perfect little baby.

#27 Antares

Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:46 PM

I am in a similar boat to you Lisahoping.  Scan all good, but combined results gave a 1:109 risk.
We are going to talk to our ob first, but like you will probably wait until the morph scan before deciding to go ahead with invasive testing.
Our scan results were NT - 1.6mm, nasal bone present, 3 vessel cord, organs normal.
My bloods were 0.55 MoM PAPP-A, 3.1  MoM HCG.

Sassy Dingo, how awesome was it to see such a tiny little person!  Ours was moving quite a bit!  We even got 4D pics original.gif

#28 KaraFNQ

Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:37 PM

QUOTE (Becstarinator @ 28/07/2012, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have chosen not to have the NT scan.

Why?  Because it wouldn't change anything.  We would still have the baby, I would not go on to have the amino, and to be honest I wouldn't mind having a special needs child or changing our family dynamic to fit one in.

I might have a slightly different view because my partners brother has Down Syndrome and I worked for a long time in childcare where I looked after a lot of children with different abilities.

I also think well the test can't pick up everything, what happens if it is ok and then the child ends up having CF, autism, ADHD, dyslexia or a number of other things that could and would impact us as a family.  What would I do?  Abandon the child? No, you cope, you advocate for your child and you do everything in you power to have them reach their full potential.  

I'm not judging anyone for having the test or not but this is how I personally feel.


Hey hun, we feel the same way. Do you know if you can have a normal scan in the public system instead ???

Thanks for sharing biggrin.gif

#29 whale-woman

Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

I don't really belong here as I skipped the NT test and went straight to a CVS but I just wanted to add my support to those facing the choice about whether to do invasive testing.

Everyones beliefs, situation and their choices will be different but I just wanted to add my story to those thinking of doing extra testing.

My CVS was pretty simple and pretty painless. So far no ill effects, no spotting or any sign of problems. I got told less than 24 hours later that I was having a healthy girl.  biggrin.gif  Though I'm high risk only on age, I can't emphasize the weight that has been lifted off my mind and at least for me, the test was so worthwhile. I compared this to last pg where, even with a 'low risk' NT test (in the 600s) , I worried the whole time till DD was born and my ob told me she was fine.

Best wishes with everyone's tests....

#30 flamingodancer

Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

QUOTE (epg @ 07/07/2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So it's coming up soon - and whilst really excited to get a 'full' scan (and pictures!) it's been a little weight on my mind - what to do if the results are 'high risk'.  Well probably just stress heaps and do the amnio or chorionic villous sampling and hope that's normal.
It seems a little to me that we jump into these tests without necessarily thinking what to do with the results.
I think (know!) my partner and I have quite different ideas on how to cope with a high risk result.
Who's discussed this with their partner?
Anyone electing NOT to know?

PS I realise that this is a sensitive subject - go gently on the replies ladies!
PPS I'm having the scan and the blood test - I think it's always better to go into a situation with as much knowledge as possible.


Yes, we decided to go ahead with the nuchal translucency scan at 12 weeks along with blood tests at 10 weeks to give us a better story of our risk. It turns out that my risk is as low as it can get for my age, so it honesty was a huge relief for us. We knew we would not continue the pregnancy if the baby was affected by trisomy 13, 18 or 21, so it was important for us to know .

#31 Lolpigs

Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:24 PM

We chose this time not to bother. We did last time with out DD but we both know that we wouldn't terminate, or even have the amnio I'm in a low risk category (31) last baby born 10 month ago and after my mother working with disabled children for 30 years, down syndrome is the least scary for me of all the things that they can't test for.

I guess for us, while we were the opposite last pregnancy, this pregnancy we ar ejust letting happen what will happen. We will loe the baby no matter what. And from what I've seen this time around, there is so much stress added by this test by ambiguous results. I am aiming for least stress as possible original.gif


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