(Closed) What Tests/Scans Are You Getting Done?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ll have all the non-invasive stuff done.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@daniellemybelle: Seems like I’ve had the most invasive testing done on this thread so far. I wouldn’t call the CVS procedure or any of the emotions we had going through it as “fun”– I won’t sugarcoat– it was brutal. But we felt it was necessary. We have no regrets and we’ll have it done with every pregnancy we have going forward, unless something better comes along. We both felt like we could finally get excited after the results came back (24 hrs later!). It was such a relief to announce to the pregnancy to our family, friends, and co-workers at 13 wks and have ZERO reason to worry about anything happening to the pregnancy. (At least, nothing genetic.)

I wouldn’t say don’t be nervous if you should find you need to go through anything more invasive. There are risks. But we had a great doctor, trusted their judgement, and they did a good job. The peace of mind, for us, was worth it. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

This is my first, we didn’t do any genetic testing in the first trimester.  We figured it wouldn’t change things for us, but we wanted to be prepared just in case.  In the second tri, we had the full ultrasound and bloodwork for the trisomys, but nothing “invasive”. 

I know you worry about finding something to make you worry, but on the other side of that coin, you may hear that everything looks great!  The peace of mind is a really nice thing to have. 

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@lemondrop: Mind if I ask exactly what tests you got during your 2nd trimester and when? It’s because we want to get the first tri tests but we’ll be on vacation then, so I’m thinking about opting for the 2nd set of tests but I didn’t realize they were non-invasive in the 2nd trimester.

 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We haven’t done much. We did the initial bloodwork recommended the first appointment (they test vit. D levels, hemoglobin, and a couple other things), as well as the urine culture.

We opted out of any of the genetic screening tests, I didn’t see the need for any unnecessary worry and I knew I’d love the baby no matter what, and just didn’t want to know “potential risks”. I did really want the 20wk u/s, moreso to see the baby and know the gender, but being told that all the parts were beautiful and looking healthy was huge for me once the day came!

I won’t be doing any more “tests” other than necessary bloodwork.

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper

We’re not doing any voluntary testing. It’s unnecessary worry, IMO, and the results wouldn’t make a difference anyway. The regular ultrasounds, blood testing, glucose test, etc. are the only ones we have done/are going to be doing.

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