(Closed) No NT scan

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also wanted to mention….it seems like most of the women here on WB get the scan but ALL of the pregnant ladies that I know in real life declined the NT scan so it’s totally normal to not get it done.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@BoiledPNut:  I feel the same way.  I don’t remember my doctor even mentioning it to me.  So when I saw all the ladies on here getting it I was wondering the same thing.  I’m going to mention it at my next appt where I will be 12 wks to see what he says.  Apparently, he does not think it is important or forgot to tell me about it.  I will see what he says and make my decision.  Right now I don’t think I will get it.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I didn’t have one with either one of my DDs, we always just did the quad screen and 20 week anatomy scan.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We didn’t do the NT scan either– just one ultrasound at 19 weeks for anatomy 🙂

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We chose to do it for the extra ultrasound.  Since our insurance covered it, it realy was a no-brainer for us.  The results would not have changed our decision to complete the pregnancy or anything like that.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We opted out of doing the NT scan but did have a dating scan at 9 weeks.  I had zero interest in knowing if Baby had a condition such as Downs and I wouldn’t have done an amnio anway so there really wasn’t any great benefit for us.

The dating scan dealt with my curiosity to see Baby which would’ve been the only reason we might have had the scan done.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We decided to have one (sort of at the last minute…oops), but it was mostly because my husband was very concerned about the possibility of having a baby with Downs.  He has Downs on both sides of his family and even though it is not something that is passed on through families, he really wanted to be sure that the baby was healthy.  Just had ours yesterday and baby looks good, so he definitely feels better.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

We opted out of the additional testing for both pregnancies. My theory was that we wouldn’t do anything differently no matter what the results. So why bother. I know lots of people who opt out of testing 🙂

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

From what my doctor told me, many women do actually elect to do the NT scan, but are encouraged not to tell others for fear of misperception. They actually told me that it was probably best if I did not mention it to anyone until after I had results.   I know that when I told my mom we were doing it, she asked me “Would you do anything if it came out bad?”  I think people want to avoid the stigma of “if it’s not a perfect baby, I don’t want it” so they do not neccessarily share all of their plans/experiences with real life friends.   Just some food for thought!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

we’re not doing any testing for it as it’s extra and i’m a worrier anyway. i’ve heard too many stories of false positives and lots of heartache for no reason, so we’re passing on any screening.

Post # 28
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Worker bee

@BoiledPNut:  I did it just as an excuse to see my baby one more time :-), but the results didn’t really matter to me.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@BoiledPNut:  You’re not alone! I didn’t. My doctor gave me some astronomical number and said : you have a 1 in “this many” chance of having any complications …..so, I opted out seeing as abortion wouldn’t have been an option either way for me. I did, however, do the bloodwork that goes with the NT scan. I did this becaue I wanted to make sure I was healthy too. 

Either way—I chose to have an elective u/s just so we could see the baby for fun:) but we did NOT ask about NT measurements at all. 

oh! P.S: The hospital im birthing at is a high-risk children’s hospital anyways…so if God forbid something was wrong, i’d already be in the perfect place! There would be no need for a transfer of facilities.

 

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