NT scan- yes or no?

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NT scan- yes or no?
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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 3:47pm

BTDTs- Would you recommend the NT scan?

Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Registered: 09-25-2009
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 12:06pm

Interesting story about the materniT 21 test, I actually participated in the study they did to see if that test actually worked when I had my amnio with my last pregnancy.







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Registered: 01-15-2008
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 7:17am
Okay. I'll have to ask about that. Thanks!
Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 6:09pm
I had blood drawn with the NT, but this is different. For the NT blood work, they are looking at the free hcg and papp-a levels. The materniT 21 test actually looks at fetal DNA in the mom's blood and just became available last October.

Tiffa, 35

DH, 36

DD born 10/15/08, Baby #2 due 10/18/10


 

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Registered: 01-15-2008
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 2:30pm

Thanks for all your input ladies!

Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 2:26pm
My doctor's office said the NT appointment would consist of an ultrasound followed by a blood test. I wonder if that is customary with the NT, or if the blood test you are talking about is different than the one they will do with the NT? Did you have blood drawn with your NT?
Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Registered: 09-03-2005
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:07pm
I had the NT scan with both of my last two pgs. This time I plan to ask about the MaterniT 21 test. It's a blood test and from what I've found online it seems to be more accurate, with a higher detection rate and lower false positive rate.

Tiffa, 35

DH, 36

DD born 10/15/08, Baby #2 due 10/18/10


 

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Registered: 03-04-2012
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 7:57pm
Okay, since you know what a vanishing twin is, I can admit I had one. My first born had a twin. The sac was there at our first u/s at 9 weeks, but no baby. It's easier to just tell people I miscarried the second baby.
My son is perfectly healthy, always has been. My second son, who was twinless, was the one born with a mild birth defect that required surgery to fix.
Jen
Wife to Steve
Mommy to Chase (5) and Jasper (1)
Step Mom to Elizabeth (12) and Christian (10) pregnant
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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 5:40pm

This is a very individual decision to make.

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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 5:27pm
We will be doing the NT scan. My husband is 45 and has had testicular cancer. I'm 32 - but the issues can be just as much paternal as maternal.

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Registered: 09-25-2009
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 4:42pm

I'm 29 and will be 30 in May, so I don't meet the age limit where they strongly recommend getting one.







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