Post # 1
I have mine coming up today and although I am excited about getting to see the baby again, I really feel uncertain about the test. I think they are just gonna make me worry if I happen to get a high ratio that the baby does have any genetic disorders.. Did any of you just skip this test?
Post # 3
I’m a tad worried about it as well. Not that I have any family basis for it. We wanted to skip it but we both felt the responsible thing to do is go. 🙁
Sending positive thoughts! Let us know!
Post # 4
I chose to skip it. We are actually skipping all the extra testing. I just figured it was sort of unnecessary and it would probably just make me more paranoid. I didn’t like the margin of error with the false positives with this one.
Post # 5
We are skipping all the extra testing too. I’m having the normal bloodwork done but thats it. My OB also told me that since I used fertility treatments I have a higher chance of getting a false positive. I don’t want any unnecessary stress since it was so stressful just to get pregnant!
Post # 6
We skipped the NT test. It wouldn’t change anything and we don’t fall into a high risk category.
Post # 7
I didn’t realize it was a option to skip it. Based on the ultrasound (waiting on the bloodwork) everything seems ok though.
Post # 8
We thought about this a lot and ultimately decided to go ahead with it. We decided that *if* there was a high chance of our baby having downs or another genetic disorder, we wouldn’t love the baby any less, but we would want to have time to prepare for that possibility. I was pretty nervous for the scan, but ultimately it was actually a lot of fun b/c I got to watch the baby on the ultrasound for a pretty extended period of time. They had to convince the baby to move around into different positions b/c they took a lot of other measurements beyond the neck one to make sure that everything was progessing on track.
Post # 9
That’s the optional one, right? We chose not to do it. A ratio is a ratio. They can’t tell you for sure, so it would just make me worry more. And we will love our baby no matter what. I also didn’t want to spend the extra money on a “maybe with this ratio your baby will have….”
Post # 10
I have no idea if they did that when I was pregnant. I don’t remember it. Guess it wasn’t necessary.
Post # 12
I doubt I will have testing done. I just don’t really see it as necessary unless the doctor sees something suspicious in an ultrasound. I feel like it would just make me nervous for no reason.
Post # 13
@pinky44: My thoughts exactly. I’m a natural worrier. The last thing I need right now is added stress. I’m freaking out enough at the recent 5 lb. weight gain (and I’m only 10 weeks!!).
Post # 14
i skipped all the extra testing. for us it doesn’t change anything- we will keep and love our baby no matter what God blesses us with.
Post # 15
I chose to have the NT screen and sequential screening done. I’m over 35 so my risk is higher. In addition, my good friend had just gone through all the testing and found out that she was having a baby with Down’s Syndrome. For me, I knew that if we did find out we were having a baby with genetic abnormalities, I wanted that time to prepare. I work in special education and know the more preparation you have and education about a disorder the better off you are in the long run. i was extremely nervous for the test, but it also lessened a lot of the stress with I got my number and knew it fell in the normal range. It’s totally a personal decision to make. The doctor is federally obligated to tell you about the tests, but you are not obligated to have them.
Post # 16
WTH?? I’m not pregnant or TTC just yet. I’m just amazed at the # of freaking tests. Its exhausting…What is the purpose of this NT test? Nevermind, I found it.