canadian moms and nuchal scan

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  1. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Just wondering who has gotten a nuchal scan that is from Canada and when you got it??
     
  2. farm girl

    farm girl Well-Known Member

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    Canadian here, but not sure what that is!? sorry new to all this,,,,
     
  3. lauren10

    lauren10 1 DD, 1 angel & pregnant!

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    I'm getting an early screening (ultrasound by the high risk specialist)...not sure if that involves a nuchal scan, but if so I think I'll get it between 11-13 weeks because I'll be >35 at my due date. Otherwise I'd have to wait until later in the pregnancy
     
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    aliss Well-Known Member

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    Me neither, I'm not even 26 yet so I don't think they even mention it unless you are of a certain age or have other risk factors.
     
  5. agreeksmom

    agreeksmom preggo

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    11 week to the 13 week ultrasound is when they do it thats when i got mine
     
  6. gina8177

    gina8177 Married with 1 baby boy

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    In BC NT scanning is only offered by a handful of places. I am having mine done at a private fertility center as they have more experience doing it than some of the newer ones, but they cost more.

    Your midwife or dr should be able to recommend a place that does NT scans. Chances are it is not covered by your provincial health, in BC there is a small list of conditions for which NT scans are covered.

    Good luck!
     
  7. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    It is covered in ontario. My doctor's nurse is a bitch and tried to tell me I was confused and there is no such thing as a nuchal scan around 12 weeks.

    And I know there certainly is!
     
  8. scorpiodragon

    scorpiodragon Mommy to Jacob & Emily

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    It is suppose to be done before the 13th week at least that is what I remember with my son... I will be getting it with this little one too. I remember having to pay for it, but my private insurance reimbursed me. I am in Quebec.
    Good luck!
     
  9. star2002

    star2002 Well-Known Member

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    The scan that is done from 11-13 is called the Intergrative prenatal screen. All women can have this done. It is done to check for down syndrome and other things. There is blood work and an ultrasound done. This is optional. The next scan is usually at about 20 weeks with an ob.
    Hope this helps.
     
  10. Starfish

    Starfish Well-Known Member

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    I just had mine done at 13w3d. I think it's optional in Alberta. My doc asked if I wanted it or not.
     
  11. Gizmo

    Gizmo Well-Known Member

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    I got mine done at 11 weeks 3 days with a blood test it was good.... I went for my second blood test Monday and the results are due Friday :) It is part of the IPS screening and moms 35 and over are usually made aware of it.
     
  12. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    My midwife suggested it as I'll also be 35 by the time bean is born. I go for mine at 11w 6d and get the bloodwork done at the same time.
     
  13. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    I really was just dumbfounded that the nurse who works at my GP's office didnt know about the IPS screening! I know what/when it is and I was really pissed that she argued with it and then told me I couldnt have ANY scans until 21 weeks.

    However, im going to use a midwife instead.
     
  14. nightkd

    nightkd Mum to two!

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    I am obviously having my prenatal care etc in the US (almost Canada though!.....=/...Kinda...) and there's been absolutely no talk of nuchal translucency tests, so I'm wondering if in some places they only do them over a certain age?

    I had a private scan at 13 weeks and the next time I see ob-gyn will be about 17 weeks...something like that...and they're not doing a scan then! So don't think I'll be having one! :shrug:

    For a healthcare system we have to pay for (in the US) they don't explain much...

    xx
     
  15. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    Nightkd, the private scan you had at 13 weeks they should've been able to see the things they need to see at the nuchal scan as it's just a regular ultrasound where they measure the size of the neck of the baby.
     
  16. vermeil

    vermeil Mom to 27 week wonder+DD

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    alright you ladies are confusing me. I'm in Montreal and I'm having my first appt with my doctor in end of january; his receptionist told me to call the hospital and schedule a 'depistage pre-natal' (err pre-natal scanning?); that will be start of february> - perhaps that's the same thing? I'm 37 so it might be.

    I'll be 12 and 13 weeks by then. Seems like lightyears away. I feel completely in the dark until then. And it's so dang hard to get straight answers out of anyone, they're all so dang busy *rant* :winkwink:
     
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    Katherine Well-Known Member

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    I think it is more than a regular ultrasound. In the public hospital they referred me to another hospital, because they require another equipment to do that. It cannot be done in any clinic, without the right equipment.
     
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    I was given the option of having the testing done, but chose not to.
    I'm only 21, so chances of having a baby with DS are much slimmer, also, I wouldn't particularily want to know. It wouldn't make a difference as to whether or not I would have this baby or love this baby.
    No abnormality would change how i feel about my little bean <3
     
  19. tonyamanda

    tonyamanda 3rd trimester

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    hi hun.. im not from canada sorry but here if you have had no bleeding or you are under a certain age they usually don't do one.. so i paid $150 Aud just so i could have one done.. i just didn't want to wait till 20 weeks.. is their anyway you could have a private scan done? :shrug:
     
  20. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    No.. it really is just my particular GP... I know of alot of women who are younger/my age who got it with no risk of DS. Its something that is covered by our health insurance and is supposed to be given if requested by any woman.

    My gp's nurse is just an idiot. I've never heard of anyone having to wait until 21 weeks for an ultrasound.

    I also had an early mc a couple months ago, which they know about. Im not even going to get into how rude they were with that.
     

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