Post # 1
Hi moms and moms to be! Question:
I just had my NT scan yesterday and everything looked amazing and beautiful and magical and it truly calmed my fears as this will be my rainbow baby after a 6w loss in April. NT scan was good 1.7mm average after a few different measurements. The doctor called my scan beautiful and “low risk” but it is standard procedure to offer NIPT (and my insurance covers it) so I opted in. However, the results don’t come back for 2 weeks!
I’m wondering if anyone did their social media or “public” announcement of their pregnancy before receiving their NIPT results? How common is it to wait for these results before announcing?
Post # 2
Risk of loss at this point is like less than 1%, so I’d say it’s pretty safe to announce if you’re comfortable. I personally didn’t really make it public until 16w last time with friends last time. I told family at 12w. I’ll probably do the same this time, currently 10w. Part of me is bursting to tell, but the other part of me enjoys this being my private little thing.
Post # 3
we waited until after the NIPT. But each to their own, whatever you want to do.
Just a sidenote, my son’s NIPT came back all clear, but after he was born we found out he actually does have a genetic condition.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Congratulations on your little one and great NT scan results! I had my NT scan last week and also got a low risk result, and they did my finger prick to check for Down Syndrome/Trisomy 13/Trisomy 18. We had our announcement photoshoot over the weekend and then announced on Tuesday morning, before we got the results back. We ended up getting the blood work results that evening and they thankfully came back as very low risk. I wasn’t really worried about any abnormalities and because these are just screenings, high risk results wouldn’t really impact our plans to continue the pregnancy, we would just do further testing and go from there. So I felt comfortable sharing our good news based on those things. I suppose it can’t hurt to wait, but we were beyond excited to announce, as this is our first child after a long inferitlity and IVF journey.
Post # 5
I think you should announce whenever you think is best. I didn’t do nipt but I told my extended family at 12 weeks which coincided with Christmas. I told my immediate family when I got the positive test…so immediately. I told the public/ social media when I was around 24 weeks. There’s no set time to do it. I just did it when it felt right.
Post # 6
Congratulations Mama! That measurement is a great result! I will be 21 weeks tomorrow and we had planned to announce after our NIPT but even after getting good results I was still nervous about announcing. Not so much because of fear of a loss but feeling like “shit this is about to get really real with people knowing”. We ended up announcing to friends and extended family at about 14 weeks and a barely there social media announcement around ~16 weeks. This is around the time we felt most comfortable.
But I’d say it’s “safe” (I use quotes because it’s relative, anyone should share when they feel comfortable) to share on social media because the risk is so low of miscarrying.
Post # 7
Thanks all. I was just talking to my mom and she said my father is asking us to wait till the blood tests… a whole 2 weeks!! 😭😭 He is overly cautious but also a retired surgeon so highly practical. But I’m a little bummed because I know he’d be upset if we announce on social media and I don’t like pissing off my dad
Post # 8
We waited to tell anyone besides our parents until after our NIPT results. We didn’t get them until 15weeks so it was a hard wait after the NT scan! I know this isn’t what everyone would choose, but we knew we would terminate if he had a (confirmed) diagnosis considered incompatible with life so didn’t want to say anything to anyone before then.
Congrats on the good news from your scan 😊
Post # 9
I didn’t have nipt but did research in to it because I was interested in how the probability for Downs is calculated (I’m high risk due to my age). I was shocked by how many stories there are re false readings, (mostly false positives) especially for less common conditions such as Turner Syndrome. It’s not diagnostic, so personally I wouldn’t wait if I wanted to announce.
Post # 10
Also had an NIPT even after my low risk NT scan because I was super anxious. We waited until after getting the NIPT results to be extra cautious, but also because we wanted to include baby’s sex in the announcement!
Post # 11
I knew I’d feel better waiting until we got the NIPT results. We announced as soon as they came back low risk (although of course it’s not a guarantee.)
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
Personally I wouldn’t announce before a 20-week anatomy scan. But that’s entirely due to the fact that we terminated for medical reasons (ie issues so serious they were incompatible with life) which weren’t identified until the 20 week scan.
Post # 13
I got my NIPT test done very early at 10 weeks on the nose. We got our results a week later. I wasn’t comfortable announcing until after our first trimester.
This is YOUR pregnancy, so you announce when YOU are comfortable. Do not let your dad bully you into waiting longer if you don’t want to.
Post # 14
Oh should have also mentioned: I took the NIPT later than most (at around 13w) and announced around 17w. I wouldn’t have done it in the first trimester because I was a ball of nerves. But agree with PP that this is so personal and it’s all about what you and your husband are comfortable with.
Post # 15
We got our NIPT result around 11 weeks and had the NT scan done a few days later so we waited for that and then announced. Never did a social media thing though, just called friends and family and told them directly.
I’d be feeling pretty confident after a good NT result so if you want to announce now you should! It’s between you and your husband how to handle the announcement, not your dad!