upcoming NT scan...QUESTIONS!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2008
upcoming NT scan...QUESTIONS!
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 10:41pm

Hello everyone!

If first posted when I was 6 weeks pregnant and lo and behold, here I am 4 weeks later, 10 weeks pregnant...still nervous and wishing the days away to be further along and "safer".

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Registered: 12-24-2006
Wed, 02-06-2008 - 6:16am

Hello Maura

I have absolutely no answers to your questions, but want to read them when they are posted. I also have some questions I want to ask you.

I dont think my doctor even offers NT. He just expects me to do the amnio at 17 weeks. I am now 8 1/2 weeks and have my next U/s with the doctor at 11 weeks. Can the doctor do the NT using his u/s machine or does it have to be done at a hospital? Does all of your bloodwork take 2 weeks or just the screening work? Why so long - do they have to grow cultures?

I've been so nervous about having another m/c, but that is subsiding now and soon I'll start getting nervous about my baby's chromasomes!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2008
Wed, 02-06-2008 - 12:34pm


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Registered: 04-12-2003
Wed, 02-06-2008 - 2:42pm

1. I didn't get any odds from the scan alone, but they did tell me the nuchal fold measurement (which was 2.0) and the techs told me everything looked good. I got my blood test results back in less than a week, though,

2. They did check for a nasal bone.

3. The baby's nuchal thickness 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). Other than the AFP and 20 week u/s, I did no other testing.

My daughter was born 1/6 with no problems. :-)


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