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So I was scheduled for my NT scan / blood work next Friday when I would have been 12w2d (based on how I've measured at every other u/s). I called the MFM office today to see if I could get it moved up to earlier in the week based on a conflict on Friday and was told that I should have never been scheduled that "early" and that they only see patients b/n 12w5d and 13w6d. WTH?????
From everything I've read, the best nuchal translucency can be found during the 11th week because every week the neck gets thicker and the nuchal fold harder to interpret. I'll be out of town for work from the 21st through the 26th so the earliest I can do it now is the 27th (at 13w2d). Now I wish I'd never even called. Has anyone else been told they have to wait 12w5d?
That stinks! I won't schedule mine until Monday, at my NT orientation appointment. But they told me 11 to 13 weeks. However, I know that Tina (TKbunny) had hers recently at 11 weeks & ? days, and they said it was too early. So she has to go in for a re-scan. Maybe there's something to what your doctor's office said. Or maybe it depends on the quality of the equipment?
Yeah I can understand 11 weeks being too early I guess but 12w2d vs. 12w5d? That's a little ridiculous.
And this is one of those cases where LMP v. gestational age can really get you in trouble. The baby's been dating 5-7 days ahead of LMP EDD (which is expected since I know I conceived on CD9 not CD14) and they were going to try and push the appt to 2/1 where I'd actually be 14 weeks and out of the window. I at least managed to negotiate them down from that. So frustrating...
At my office, the NT scan is elective so I haven't decided if I wanted to have it done or not, but when I spoke to them about it, I was told the want to do it between 11 and 13 weeks. And that it can be performed no later than 13 wk 5d, so I have to make a choice pretty soon. I'm not sure if our insurance will cover it though, if I knew they would cover it I would definitely do it.
So annoying that they were still going by LMP instead of gestational age! Sorry you have to wait so long now. Maybe if you call and leave a message specifically with your doctor? Or was that who was giving you the runaround?
It was the MFM office that told me they wouldn't see me before 12w5d. I'm planning on calling my OB's office to see what they say. Megg, I hadn't really thought about the gender guess. Well that makes me a little happier.
At least I'll be really busy on my work trip the 6 days before so that will keep me distracted before the appt. Also, it will give me piece of mind that LO is okay after air travel and traipsing all over Chicago.
A nuchal translucency (NT) scan is a highly detailed ultrasound done at 11-13w6d that measures the thickness of the skin at the back of the neck as well as other details on how the baby is growing. It is usually coupled with blood test screening to determine the risk of chromosomal abnormalities such as Downs Syndrome, Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis. It is usually recommended for those over 35 or are at high risk for certain disorders.
I'm not in the high risk category but my dr/insurance provider offers it as an optional screening so I decided to have it done and find out if there are any complications that I need to be aware of. It's also nice because you get a long detailed look at your baby and they're usually able to offer a guess on gender based on how the pelvis is developing. So it was a win/win situation for me.