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March 16th, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by mommy2lilmen View Post

Can I ask what the blood test results were ?

I do feel strongly that amnio isn't best, BUT then I don't want to be grilled by the drs. kwim? My OB is very nice and doesn't push it. However the other specialist does. I don't know if the baby has any life threatening issues, all I know is the neck is 6mm, and he/she could have downs. Nothing else yet. I am being scheduled for a detailed ultrasound, I guess a level 2 as they put it here, where they check on the fetal heart with a echo machine to.
To start with, where I have my OB stuff done, a Level 2 ultrasound is done at 20 weeks. At mine, they showed a thickened nuchal fold between 6 & 7 mm. When I had the Level 3 ultrasound done 1 week later, the measurements were between 5.5 & 5.75 mm. The specialist told me that they had lowered the threshhold several years ago from 6 to 5, but that has also led to a lot of false positives. They were able to visualize a nasal bone, the heart and brain looked fine, the femur length was good. He really believed it was a false positive and backed our decision not to have an amnio, but wanted us to have the option, should we change our minds later.

I had the Harmony blood test done that was supposed to be back in 7-10 days. Mine took 2 weeks to come back, and it was kind of agonizing waiting. I wasn't even going to do the blood test, but my hubby talked me into it, and I'm glad we did. With the thickened nuchal fold and my age, they had said my chances were 1/24. Once I got the blood tests back, my chances were lowered to 1/10,000 for all 3 trisomies. That has allowed me to not stress so much because those 5 days between getting the call about the thickened nuchal fold and the actual specialist appointment, I was a wreck!!!
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