(Closed) Canadian moms–were you offered an NT ultrasound?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yup, it’s optional. Here they call it IPS screening, and it’s bloodwork and an ultrasound at 11-14 weeks and a second round of bloodwork weeks 16-18.

Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m in Ontario and my OBGYN sent me for NT scan, I didn’t have to ask for it. It was around 12 weeks.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m in Ontario too. I had a prior MC so I had an early viability scan at 7 weeks, and the NT scan at 11 weeks. You don’t have to if you don’t want to, but it is available to everyone. My anatomy scan was at 18 weeks and then that was it for the rest of the pregnancy!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

MrsRevolutionize:  I’m in Ontario and I was offered one by my family Doctor — I’ve been seeing her all thorught my pregnancy and am only switching over to my OB full time next week (I’ll be 36 weeks then) up until now I’ve only had one appointment with him. So your family doctor can refer you for one, not just an OB. 

I wasn’t considered high risk (due to my age I’m guessing? I was 25 at the time of the NT and am 26 now). And I think I do recall my doctor saying that its a screening that is offered to everyone and is optional. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m in Ontario and my midwife offered the option of a dating ultrasound or the NT scan (IPS Testing). We went with the IPS testing just to have more information. I had my ultrasound + bloodwork at 12.5 weeks and then my second round of bloodwork around 17 weeks.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m in Manitoba and was not offered an NT scan. I had a dating ultrasound at 7.5 weeks due to long cycles and an anatomy scan at 19 weeks. Most of my friends only had the anatomy scan.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was not offered (actually, actively denied) a dating ultrasound, but I was offered and did the IPS screening at 12 weeks as well as an anatomy scan at 19 weeks. I won’t have any more ultrasounds now unless they think something is wrong (currently 32 weeks).

Edited to add: I’m in Calgary if that makes a difference 🙂

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Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m in Ontario, and yes it was offered to me by my GP but I declined. 

I have had 4 ultrasounds.  Dating, anatomy, internal to rule out placenta previa (it was noted as low at the anatomy scan) and most recently, one to check babies positioning prior to birth.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

MrsRevolutionize:  Doesn’t hurt to ask! Now that I read more about it I wish i would have had one (currently 39w pregnant). They did send me for the triple blood screen (between week 16 and 19) which from a quick Google search sounds like it looks for similar things.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think in some provinces (New Brunswick and maybe BC?) the IPS testing is a little different and only involves 2 blood tests, not an ultrasound. In Ontario it’s pretty routine to get an ultrasound as part of IPS. Not sure about Manitoba.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

MrsRevolutionize:  I’m in Alberta and my Family Doctor sent me for one without offering, just gave me the paperwork and I had to call and book. A friend of mine in Ontario didn’t have one with her first. The u/s tech told me on Canada you’re only guaranteed the 20 week Anatomy scan and it depends on your doctor / midwife whether they’ll offer or send you for an NT

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Did not have the NT with either of my boys. It was mentioned, doctors never pushed or said it was necessary. I had dating ultrasounds with both, and then the typical anatomy scan at 20 weeks. I’m in Alberta and had different doctors for each pregnancy.

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