NT Results not good...............

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
NT Results not good...............
Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:08am

Hi Ladies.

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Registered: 04-08-2005
Tue, 10-02-2007 - 12:47pm

I think you are talking about the AFP blood test. I have a beautiful healthy 22 month old that I had a 43. I refused this test when I was pregnant with him because it has a Very High rate of false positives!! Remember it's a screening not an absolute result test.I have a friend who just had a healthy baby boy and she was told her baby would likely have downs syndrome and they wanted her to do an amnio.She refused and he is fine. I hope this helps.


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Registered: 11-02-2006
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 9:37am

If your NT measurements were good, there's a strong probability that your baby is just fine.



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Registered: 04-12-2003
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 4:02pm

You should most definitely have hope of having a healthy child. The N/T screening is just that - a screening, and not definitive. If there weren't any major soft markers on the u/s, that's an even better sign. I have read of SO many women with sketchy N/T results who've gone on to have a CVS or amnio that was perfect.

Please keep us posted.


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Sister Siggy Fall 08
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Registered: 02-28-2007
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 4:04pm

My sister's friend was told her baby would be born with DS. Termination was out of the question for her and her husband, so they just prepared to love the child--no matter how he or she was born.

Well, that baby was born perfectly healthy and is at the top of his class now.

Unless you get something like amnio, I wouldn't believe all the tests that are based on "probability."

Good luck!


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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 6:37pm


Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement.

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Fri, 10-05-2007 - 1:38pm

Hi Julie,

So sorry to hear your news.

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