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First about me. I am 40 years old and this is my second pregnancy. I am due on June 25th. I went for a nuchal translucency screening when I was 11 weeks pregnant. I also had a blood test as well in conjunction with the Nuchal. I got a call back from the doctor telling me the nuchal test (testing the thickness of the fluid in baby's neck) was fine. We just needed to wait for the blood results. They came back this week and I got upsetting news. It turns out I have a slight risk for carrying a DS baby. My doctor said the Nuchal test "meant nothing" but still advised me to go forward with the amnio when I am 16 weeks on January 7th. Of course I am freaked out! Has anyone else had this test with a positive reading and did the amnio turn out with a negative result for DS? This is really turning my holiday season upside down. I can use some comfort! Happy Holidays-Diana ?
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Name: Kath | Date: Jan 17th, 2011 2:46 AM
Hi Schaxie,
My name is Kathryn and im 31 years old. This is my fourth pregnancy. I lost our first baby at 4 weeks ,10 years ago when i was 21years old.
I have had 2 healthy pregnancy's after. One Daughter is now 5 and the other daughter is 3 years old.

I had my Nuchal Translucency test last week. I'm 11 weeks and 4 days pregnant.Due 1st Aug?? We have been given a heart breaking statistic that we have a 1 in 5 chance of downs or spinabifida. Our NT thickness was 3.5mm .
I drank a little in the first week not ever knowing i was pregnant. I'm also a smoker and have since cut down now ready to quite for ever.

I'm so worried about our baby. We are going to get a second NT Scan as i felt our radioligist might of been incorrect. Stats on the internet say that only 50 percent of radioligist even get this scan right.

Our radioligist said we are having a girl (I thought it was to ealry to tell) and thought the baby was 2 mm to small to perform the NT Scan- But she did it any way. She also couldnt get an accurate expecting date. It kept changing to 12 weeks 2 days to 11 weeks 1 day ??? Then to 11 weeks 4 days.
While doing the scan she also kept bouncing the instrument on my belly to make the baby move and roll over. The baby moved alot and kept turning away from her when she was trying to take a pic to measure her NT.
I'm comforted to hear your story as i feel so alone right now and am struggling to enjoy the pregnancy knowing i still have to wait 4 weeks until resullts will show up on an amnio scan. I have a very supporting husband who is also upset.
I am scared of loosing, possibly a healthy baby by having an amio scan.
All this news can be very devistating, to keep my self going i have been internet searching as much as i can. So far i have heard of at least 10 similar cases to ours where the NT scans were wrong and baby's were normal. Have been convinced only an amnio is most accurate by my searching and investigatings.

My husband and i have also found ourselves trying to compare my NT scan images with other abnormal NT images on the internet just to see if they look any the same.

I'm attonished to find we have not been offered counselling and you just have to worry and wait. THIS STINKS! This is when people need help to at this stage. I think many have probably worried or aborted their babys due to incorrect NT scans. I'm praying you and I are going to be fine and find our babys will be healthy. Please stay in contact and keep me posted.
Thanks Kath
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Name: Kath | Date: May 11th, 2012 11:32 AM
Well i had a normal baby girl who is now near 10months old. Hmm never trusddoing a amnio. Im glad she! Is here. And still would of had her either way! Knowing helped me with an action plan incase. X 

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