HI I dont know about the measuring part of the ultrasound but the heart sounds like its beating good. Did they say anything about if the 1.4 is good or not?
I was never told anything about that. My doc just stuck with 1-40 chance... my baby was fine.
Good luck and keep us posted on your results.
I have no clue if I skipped the blood screening or not, I did have blood drawn once when I went for my 1 hour glucose test.. so maybe they did the screening then. I really didnt opt for any testing except the basic, I had an ultra sound at 8 weeks for dating the pregnancy, and another one at 22 weeks, then just my normal pre-natal visits.
I must tell you though I never had any trouble getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term so I wasnt as high risk as some of the other mothers here. I didnt have a history of problems and the main problem I could have had would have been Downs .. but if that was the case we would have delt with it if it happened.
I may opt for more testing with the next baby, I mean I will be 42 when I conceive that baby, not 40 but who knows. Towards the end of my pregnancy, I was worrying if the baby would be ok or not. so I may go for the testing this time, just so I know.
The measurement and heart rate sound great! It is nerve wracking waiting for the blood test results, but they will be here before you know it. Our genetic counselor called us the minute she got them - hopefully yours will do the same! I hope they are as good as the u/s results. :-)
The baby's nuchal thickness at 12 weeks was 2.0, and that, combined with my blood test results put my risk of Down's at 1 in 1,032 (they said average for my age - 40 at the time - was 1:65) and risk of Trisomy at 1 in 2,361 (average was 1:119).
When do you get your results back?Kitty
I was very happy with the numbers - I felt comfortable enough after that not to do any more invasive testing. Of course, I was still nervous, but it helped at least. My 20-week u/s was good, my AFP was normal, but still, at the end of my pregnancy, I was still thinking "what if" - just part of being an older mom, as well as a PAL member, I guess. :-) I tried not to let the worry overwhelm me, though, and just tried to think positive as much as I could. And, I have a healthy, sweet baby girl now, who I can worry about for different reasons! :-D
I hope you get your results back asap, and that they will put your mind at ease, too!