(Closed) No NT scan

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

We did it. It was an extra ultrasound and covered by insurance.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did it last week. I’m glad that I did b/c the equipment was so much more high-tech than at my doctor’s office and we were able to see the baby for a good 20 minutes or so. I can understand not wanting to do it, but it was a good experience for us.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We didn’t do it because I worry a lot as is and didn’t need the extra worry if it was positive when we wouldn’t change our mind on keeping the baby.  They’ve told us at our anatomy scan and follow up ultrasound to look at my placenta though that she’s doing great and appears to be completely healthy. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We didn’t do it because I didn’t want to deal with the worry if something were to come back wrong. We just had our anatomy scan and Baby B is doing awesome.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Did it yesterday. Covered by insurance. We found out baby was only 9 weeks, so I was unable to get any results.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did it because we were really excited to see the baby and also it was covered by insurance. We also decided together that we would not terminate, however if there were something wrong with her I would have liked to know in order to prepare. I am a planner and if I found out she did have down syndrome then I thought I could try to mentally prepare myself and also research the resources available.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wasn’t even offered an NT scan & it didn’t matter to me one way or the other. It would’ve been nice to see baby, but I didn’t want the added worry. I’m 27 so I guess my doctor didn’t see the need.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were originally going to forego the NT scan but we decided to actually have it done. The reasons that we were planning on not doing it were: I’m very type A and just the possibility of something being wrong would stress me out, we would not be terminating the pregnancy no matter what was found on the scan and the amount of false positives for something being wrong is really high.

 After discussing it with each other and with our OB we chose to go ahead with it for these reasons: If there was a possibility of something being SERIOUSLY wrong (we weren’t talking about down’s…we were thinking a heart defect or something) we could research the hospitals in the area and plan to deliver at a hospital that has the specialists that our son would need, as long as everything was fine it would offer me enormous peace of mind and I wouldn’t have to worry about the “what ifs,” and it was another U/S that was covered by insurance. We love every chance to see our little guy!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We didn’t do the NT scan with either pregnancy; my husband was kinda against it, and I didn’t really care either way, so we just opted out.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@BoiledPNut:  I TOTALLY get it!!! I honestly think if I hadn’t had so many issues before that point we would’ve ended up waiting too ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t get the NT scan either, for reasons others mentioned. There’s a chance for false negatives and for false positives, plus we didn’t think we’d want the amnio or the stress. Everything looked good at our 20 week anatomy ultrasound, so we don’t need to be concerned about making special delivery arrangements. I don’t think it’s too strange to not get it done.

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