Nuchal translucency

posted 2 weeks ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
6933 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

scupp09 :  Are you getting any other genetic testing done like an NIPT?

Post # 3
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

Nuchal translucency is a highly specialized test and that image is not a proper image to measure NT from. In any case no, it doesn’t appear abnormal. Feel free to ask your doctor for additional blood tests if you are concerned 

Post # 6
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I just did mine today and apparently it was a special ultrasound but it did look the same to me but honestly I’m not great at using my imagination with ultrasounds so I have a hard time knowing what I’m looking at. Afterwards they had me meet with the doctor to go over the results of the ultrasound and blood tests and I do know that one thing they look for in addition to the nuchal translucency is a nasal bone and I can clearly see that from your ultrasound. I wouldn’t worry. It’s so hard to keep up with the tests and new information in the first trimester- just when I think I can breathe easy they tell me about another test we need to do…! 

Post # 7
345 posts
Helper bee

scupp09 :  they didn’t do the nuchal translucency test for my pregnancy. I also only had two ultrasounds: at 20 weeks both; the second time only because they couldn’t get a good spine image, baby wasn’t floating high enough. According to the bloody What to Expect When You’re Expecting book I was expecting to have like 6 ultrasounds and more tests. Docs everywhere are different. 🤷‍♀️ 

It’s hella annoying. My baby is healthy. FX all is well for your little one too.

Post # 8
1318 posts
Bumble bee

You should probably delete your private information from that image. 

Post # 9
8520 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

scupp09 :  I have had it done with both of my pregnancies and it’s considered standard testing in my practice. They do it in conjunction with the NIPT bloodwork and from there decide if we want to do more invasive testing (which I haven’t done either time). 

Post # 10
9646 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The NT scan is standard at my OB, but it varies by place. They are literally measuring millimeters, so I wouldn’t go off that image as a lay person. 

I would be annoyed if I didn’t even have the option to do it though, and probably switch practices. I want the final say in my care.

Post # 11
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

It’s not standard at my practice if you are getting an NIPT instead. 

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