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July 10th, 2013, 11:58 PM
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Who all is having nuchal cord testing?

I can't decide if I want to or not. I am low risk, but worried that if the nct is borderline or positive, that I will worry and not enjoy my pregnancy! I am not really open to doing cvs or amniocentesis, due to the risk of m/c. Also, even if the baby had trisomy 21, I'm not sure I would have an abortion! I know we will love this baby no matter what! But my OB strongly recommends! I don't know what to do!!!
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July 11th, 2013, 02:15 AM
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We will do the testing. I know that there can be soft markers but no problems. I would do an amnio for follow up. But then again I'm a planner. We will not terminate no matter the results of the testing. Thankfully I know a couple of parents in the area of children with Downs so if that was the case then I could reach out to them.
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July 11th, 2013, 02:51 AM
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I well be doing it too. Mostly because I'm a planner too.
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July 11th, 2013, 04:41 AM
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I usually don't do any testing at all but may consider the nt scan this time because I'm over 35 and if there were to be a problem it could affect my birthing at home and I'd like to know before I give the midwife nearly $3k.

I've had a baby with a nuchal defect (among many other things) as well 10 years ago who didn't make it.
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July 11th, 2013, 04:52 AM
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I will have them do the tests just so that if there is something wrong DH and I can mentally prepare ourselves etc..., but I wouldn't terminate the pregnancy.
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July 11th, 2013, 07:00 AM
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So is the nuchal cord testing the cvs test?
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So is the nuchal cord testing the cvs test?
No, the NT Scan (aka nuchal fold test)is an ultrasound combined with blood work
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I guess i'm the odd one. I won't be doing any of the extra testing. I didn't do it with either of my others. We didn't see a point in it for ourselves. From what i understand there is no way to know for sure until baby is born anyway and i think it would only worry me more. We will deal with it as it comes. It should definitely be YOUR choice, don't let your doc pressure you if you'd prefer to skip it.
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July 11th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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I am doing some other testing. I guess it is fairly new. My ob mentioned it to me this last appt. I will have it done at 10 weeks. It tests for downs and all the trisomies.
It is just a simple blood test that tests the baby's dna that is present in your blood.
I am turning 38 at the end of the month, so pretty protocol for women of advanced maternal age to have testing done.
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July 11th, 2013, 10:09 AM
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I guess I'm the odd one. I won't be doing any of the extra testing. I didn't do it with either of my others. We didn't see a point in it for ourselves.
Same here. With my first child I was told that it was up to me but if I wasn't going to abort no matter what, I might as well skip it as it would just cause worry if it showed something.

As it is, with my last pregnancy, there was a marker on the anatomy ultrasound that shows up more common in kids with downs and other related diseases. The chance of my baby having it was very low but they were required by law to tall us. All it did was make me worry the whole time about if everything was okay. And it was.
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July 11th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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I had the nt scan with Lily and will be doing it with this one, although if there are soft markers, that's where I draw the line. No amnio or cvs at all due to risk of miscarriage, even though that's the next step in the event the blood work and scan turn something up. We would not abort either way, but it is good to know.
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No, the NT Scan (aka nuchal fold test)is an ultrasound combined with blood work
Thanks! I think I had this done with my son and wouldn't mind doing this particular testing again then, since it is only ultrasound with bloodwork. But I really do not feel comfortable with CVS and amniocentesis.
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I will be doing the NT. We decided to do it and the maternal/fetal specialist wants it done. We had genetic testing done prior to doing our IVF, so things should be fine. I'm high risk because of twins and high blood pressure, but hubby or I don't have any genetic disorders that run in our families. I will not do the CVS or amnio because of the high risk of miscarriage. I went through a lot to get pregnant, and there's no way I'd risk losing it!
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I will be doing it. I am older and would like to know so I can plan if there was something wrong with the baby. I would never terminate but would just like to be prepared.
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I'll be doing the nuchal transluceny scan. I would never terminate a pregnancy but would like to be prepared if something did show up. If something would show up, I'd refuse any invasive testing, no amino or anything will be done. My insurance covers to have it done also.
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I am doing some other testing. I guess it is fairly new. My ob mentioned it to me this last appt. I will have it done at 10 weeks. It tests for downs and all the trisomies.
It is just a simple blood test that tests the baby's dna that is present in your blood.
I'm having this same thing done, I'll have it done in 3 weeks. My OB convinced me because it turns out to be the same price as all the other ultrasounds and blood tests they do, plus it's soooo much more accurate, and noninvasive, and we get to know the gender at only 11 weeks! I would never terminate, but knowledge is power.
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I am doing some other testing. I guess it is fairly new. My ob mentioned it to me this last appt. I will have it done at 10 weeks. It tests for downs and all the trisomies.
It is just a simple blood test that tests the baby's dna that is present in your blood.
I am turning 38 at the end of the month, so pretty protocol for women of advanced maternal age to have testing done.

You are talking about the materni21 test. My OB mentioned and said my high risk dr. would talk to me about it. So we will see. I may have it done if the insurance pays for it since it's more accurate but I will at least have the NT scan done. I turn 35 this fall so I want to be prepared for everything when this little one arrives! I would never terminate and I am scared of CVS and amnio's. The materni21 and NT scan are low risk so I say go for it.
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July 12th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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I am scheduled for the US test one and i do plan to do the blood test too (Which will also tell the gender). However, the US tech said that they don't normally do the amniotic anymore...unless they see something in the others. I don think so, and for sure hope that there isn't anything. However, I don't want to do anything that's too invasive, is the CVS invasive?
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I am doing some other testing. I guess it is fairly new. My ob mentioned it to me this last appt. I will have it done at 10 weeks. It tests for downs and all the trisomies.
It is just a simple blood test that tests the baby's dna that is present in your blood.
I am turning 38 at the end of the month, so pretty protocol for women of advanced maternal age to have testing done.
I'm having this one done too.
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