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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 02:50 AM   1
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Screening and NIPT


Hi ladies... iv been absent from the board as iv been so ill. Iv been diagnosed with hyperemesis and itís kicked me butt in a big way. Iv been hospitalised twice for dehydration.

Iím 13 +3 and last week we had our 12 week scan. The scan went great, sonographer said everything looked normal for this stage. We had the nuchal test and the measurement was 1.2.. so also a good normal measurement. Hopped off to get my bloods done and awaited the results.

This is my third pregnancy. Iím 36- I had twins 13 years ago and 6 years ago my son. I do suffer with morning sickness quite badly but nothing to this time around experience.

My results came back on Friday as:

1:165 for Down syndrome
1:10000 for the other trisomys

Congratulations you are low risk.

Now yes I saw the low risk part, but instantly panicked. The cut of for high risk is 1:150 so Iím still rather close to that and I do recall with my son I was something like 1:6000.

I called the dr on the letter and she was lovely and very factual. She said that my hcg levels were double what theyíd typically see at this stage and my Papp-a was a little low. So adding those to my age gave me my risk number.

Iím now booked for the harmony test for further assessment.

No judgment ladies needed, but we wouldnít continue with this pregnancy should the baby have DS or another genetic disorder for reasons that I wonít go into.

As you can imagine Iím going out my mind, coupled with my hyperemesis Iím a bloody mess.

I guess Iím after input from anyone thatís been through this ?

Google is a blinkin nightmare

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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 04:37 AM   2
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Put it into perspective by seeing it as a percentage, that's still less than a 1% chance of baby having anything, I'm really about the HG, I hope it goes away soon



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2018, 11:40 AM   3
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I had the Harmony NIPT test done at 10+4 as i wanted it done this pg as im nearly 38, all came back great, i had results back from NHS screening after my 12wk scan with Congrats on low risk aswell with 1-150 for Downes, its just a risk catergory they put u in with all factors of age, if u smoke/non-smoke & fluid measurements etc, im sure all is fine hun



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2018, 20:11 PM   4
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I consider low-risk to be low-risk! Congrats on good results!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2018, 09:38 AM   5
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I had the opposite. I had a cystic hygroma found at 12 weeks which meant I had/have an 80% chance of this baby having a chromosomal disorder. I opted to do the harmony and everything came back 1 in 10,000 so the risk is very low. I'd try relax, your result is low risk. You could always opt for an amnio to be 100% sure but would need to weigh up the risk of possible miscarriage. Personally I chose not to as I would be continuing my pregnancy no matter what so didn't want the risk.



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Old Aug 14th, 2018, 10:57 AM   6
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My good friend had a 1 in 100 chance with both of her children for ds but both are perfectly healthy and had no chromosomal issues. I don't think those tests are the most accurate. Your nipt will give you a much more accurate reading.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2018, 13:17 PM   7
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Thanks ladies.. appointment for NIPT on Thursday.. the waiting is torture!



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Im sure all will be fine hun, the private NIPT results are usually back within 7 days, mine came back in 4 days & it was over a Bank hols wknd in May



 
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