No 1T b/w screening results!

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No 1T b/w screening results!
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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 1:21pm

Well, turns out that all I will be having in the 1T is the NT scan - no first trimester bloodwork for me!

My doctor called

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we

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Tue, 09-20-2011 - 8:29am

Wow, I had no idea that the NT scan & screening tests are so new.

I guess that as far as accuracy goes . . . better to get a false positive than a false negative.

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Sun, 09-18-2011 - 2:36pm

Yeah, all of this multiple screening tests is new to me anyway - my DD turns 4 tomorrow, so when I was PG with her, what was offered was one blood test (I think at 12 or 13 weeks, can't remember) and if your numbers came up indicating a high likelihood of down's or some other problem, they sent you for an amnio.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Sun, 09-18-2011 - 9:28am

Kelly - I'm glad that they didn't overlook the loss of Baby B and forget when the time came for screening that your results could get thrown because of it.

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Sat, 09-17-2011 - 9:59am
I'm glad you found this out before having any wacky test results to explain! Just a bit longer until you can do the 2nd tri round and I'm sure it will go smoothly!
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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 11:01pm
Well glad the NT results are good and baby is doing well.
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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 10:29pm

That is very interesting and makes sense. So glad the NT scan looked good! Hoping all continues to go well for baby A. ((HUGS))


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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 8:45pm

Kelly,
I'm glad they're on top of things & the doctor explained exactly why they're not doing the 1T bloodwork. I wouldn't want to do an amnio either. It's great that your NT scan went so well, so that can ease some of your worry.
I don't think that mourning Baby B is in anyway diminishing the joy and love that you have for Baby A. You still lost a baby and while you still have Baby A, I'm sure you feel the same sadness you would have had you lost a singleton pregnancy. You and Baby A are in my thoughts! I hope your LO continues to thrive.

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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 7:16pm
That's completely normal and to be expected. I still have huge holes in my heart from the 3 babies we lost last year and I struggle sometimes with being happy about this pg when I get so sad thinking about our losses. (My sister had her second baby 4 days after my EDD from my first loss and it tore me apart.) You're not taking away from A, you're just grieving the loss of your other precious baby. I don't think the two, happiness and grief, are mutually exclusive - add in hormones and it certainly doesn't help. You'll probably always wonder what it would have been like if A had a surviving twin, just like I see my niece and wonder if her milestones are the same as my angel's would have been. ((hugs))
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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 5:23pm

Yeah, the only conclusive test would be the amnio, and I don't really want to do that. I guess I would consider it if the 2T numbers came up as high indicators of a problem. But the scan measurements were good, so we're not going to freak out at this point.

The downside to all of this is that it has made me feel really sad all over again about losing Baby B....and I just found out that another mom in my community is due around my due date with twins. I guess I will always feel a little sad about losing the twin, but I wish I didn't b/c somehow I feel like it takes away from Baby A and the blessing that we have with this baby.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 4:38pm
Very interesting! I'm glad doc called you at least and assured you that the scan looked good. Obviously the scan alone isn't definitive (and really even with the b/w it can still be off) but you got a good look at your bean and know that so far everything is as good as can be. I didn't get the b/w because it would be inconclusive with triplets, and since I didn't want amnio or further testing due to the risks, we just decided that having the NT scan alone was good enough. (I'm still not entirely quite sure why they had me do the scan, but I wasn't mad at the in-depth look at the babies!)
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