(Closed) Nuchal Test- update. :(

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m so sorry that you keep getting bad news. Shock and fear are totally natural feelings to have. I was just reading a wonderful blog post by a woman who learned that her daughter had DS the instant she held her the first time. It was terribly shocking for her and it took some time for her to fight through her fear and despair. She had a great support system of friends who held her while she sobbed that whole first night. I will try to find that story for you. I will keep praying for you that things turn out fine and that you have wonderful support from friends and family. We are here for you 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m sorry to hear that, beanieboo.  I hope that your CVS results are more positive.  Either way, I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Beanieboo-

I’m sorry to hear that your risk elevated.  Ours did too after the nuchal test and the protein analysis, except that ours was even higher at 1:24!  (Keep in mind that a 1:24 risk means a 96% likelihood that things will be normal).  Your likelihood of a normal pregnancy is greater than 98% with a 1:40 chance, so hold onto that for now.

We decided to hop right to the CVS so that I wasn’t left wondering and stressing.  We also requested that they do the 24 hour turn around FISH (flourescent in situ hybridization) which gives you the results for chromosomes 14, 18, 21, X and Y within 24 hours of your CVS.  (I made sure that my insurance covered it first).  In less than a week from our nuchal test we had the result that the baby was chromosomally normal, so that we could proceed without so much stress.

If you have any other questions about CVS, down syndrome, the other trisomies, understanding risk or the emotions leading up to and following the results, feel free to let me know.  I can totally related to what you are going through!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mrs. DG – how early in a pregnancy can you get all these tests done?

I am at least a year or so away from getting pregnant (or starting trying to get pregnant!) but we were just talking this weekend about DS, and both had no idea how early you can get testing done for DS and/or any other chromosome type tests.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

sorry I don’t mean to hijack your thread Beanieboo, with my question to Mrs DG! I am sorry you are stressed – I certainly would be too. Hugs.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

The nuchal translucency and sequential screen test are typically done at 12-13 weeks (best time to visualize this anatomy and it’s the time the tests were normed to).  We had our CVS results by 13 weeks.  That’s a full month earlier than screening by anatomy scan and amnio, so we opted for that.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

oh, that’s quite early – thank you for the information!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@beanieboo: Stay strong! Hopefully the next batch of tests will ease your mind & come back that everything is okay! (hugs)

@snmcdowell: That blog post is BEAUTIFUL. I cried non-stop while reading. I admire the mother’s honesty & her courage! Having a child with special needs must be incredibly difficult at times, but I believe that people with DS have the most beautiful spirit! My best friends Aunt has DS & I grew up with her. I swear, people with down syndrome are brought to Earth to bring love & joy to others!!! Everytime I see her Aunt (who is now in her 50’s) she brings the biggest smile to my face. She hugs me so tight & is always so happy… My day is always brighter after seeing her! 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@smmcdowell – that is one of the most beautiful/honest/painfull.emotionally touching posts I have ever read.  And I subscribed to her blog, and each subsequent post just continues to show her strength.  What an amazing woman.  Thank you for posting that

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