(Closed) Elevated Risk of Down Syndrome after NT screening

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I know this worries you a lot. I was very worried before taking the test too and I can only imagine the stress you are going through. However, my doctor told me that the test they do is not a diagnose, but statistics. And it gives a lot of false positives unfortunatelly. They take a number of women of different age ranges and just make an estimation. I wouldn’t worry too much since the ultrasound showed a small nuchal fold and normal results in all the measurements. These statistics are wrong in 9 out of 10 cases, so try to stay as positive as you can. I hope you’ll get your happy results soon! 

PS: I know two women who had worse results than yours when they got this test and they did the amnio. It was perfectly fine and they had healthy and beautiful babies. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  BunnyJaques.
Post # 3
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Busy bee

1/100 is still a very small risk. There is always risk in everything. Try to focus on what you can control (keeping yourself healthy etc). All the best.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

This happened to a friend of mine from school she waited till the CVS could be done and no Downs. Don’t worry, the risk is very small, in all likelihood your baby will be fine. I saying a little prayer for you. 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

bluegreenjean:  All i can do is relate.  DH and I were going to announce our pregnancy 2 Friday’s ago, right after our NT scan.  But our blood test part of the scan came back high risk, 1 in 15 chance of Trisomy 18.  I just had the CVS done this past Wednesday and am now in a 10-14 day wait for results.  What is putting me at the risk is my Free Beta hCG is 10… in the 0.1 percentile (yes, .1 percentile)

Good luck, fingers crossed it is only a scare.  I can’t imagine losing this baby 🙁

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Lulah:  HUGS

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

bluegreenjean:  Yeah, such a high and then your heart is slammed to the floor.  

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m sorry you are going through that. I had a similar experience with my second pregnancy, most likely because of my age (33)  

She turned out just fine. If I were to get pregnant again I would avoid that test altogether. Very stressful and it doesn’t change the outcome. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I also had an elevated risk from blood work alone, we decided to get an amnio for piece of mind.

It was quite shocking and while we knew our risk was still low we felt it was difficult to be excited while waiting for the 16 week test.

In the clear now though!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

With a twin or vanishing twin our genetic counselor wouldn’t even cinsider Harmony because it’s not accurate in those cases. I’m surprised they did it at all. Hoping furthering testing shows everything is fine! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My second child has red flags for Down Syndrome, We did the Amnio. He came out fine. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

bluegreenjean:  I am so sorry for the stress you must be going through. I agree with PP though – those tests are not to be done if you ever had a multiple. My RE told me she has had several women who had IVF get completely wrong results – including the wrong sex! – because they had, at one time, had another embryo in with the surviving one. I hope the case is the same for you. I think the chances are good that everything is fine, considering!!!

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