Something interesting mw told me today

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  1. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    It'll be too late for us pg women, but there is some good news and some bad news coming up for next year in England apparantly.......

    The good news - from January, all pg women will be given the nuchal fold scan at 11-13 weeks! :happydance::happydance:

    The bad news - she thinks that means that a 20 week scan won't be offered! :hissy::hissy:
     
  2. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    we get offered a nuchal fold and still get the 20 week scan. They do it at the 12 week dating scan, so you still get 2 scans over all. I thought the 20 week one was to check abnormalities?? surely you would still need it?
     
  3. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    us in Edinburgh don't get a 20 week scan anyway rofl
     
  4. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    that sucks! They seem to be a bit scan happy down here, we seem to get all sorts of things that others don't
     
  5. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    This is what I would think....it's the 20 wks scan where most problems are detected:dohh:, I hope this isn't true:hissy:
     
  6. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    We dont get offered a nuchal scan around here anyway,buggers!!

    I think id rather have a 20wk tbh and just have the triple test done
     
  7. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Thats shit Blah we got 2 in stirling :shrug:
     
  8. enigma

    enigma mum of 3 nearly 4.

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    They do the soft markers at the 20 weeks scan, so id have thought that was the most important one to have.
     
  9. missjacey44

    missjacey44 Jacey & Baby Tye

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    Yeah thats what i thought too. Surely they wont stop the 20week scan.
    Thats where my babies kidney problems were picked up at the 20week scan,
    I had two scans before that at 12wks & 13+5wks and it wasnt noticed because baby was to small
     
  10. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Yeah I know :( I got one at 14 weeks and thats it. I had to pay for one at 19 to check for sex and abnormalities. Terrible IMO.
     
  11. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Same in Glasgow aswell :(
    Im paying for a private one at 24 weeks
     
  12. classyburd

    classyburd Mummy to Archie

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    So what bout us ppl that are early on, i have my 12week one booked for nov 11th, that would work out my 20week one would be due beginning of jan.

    Do i miss out on this then or is it just any new confirmed pregnancies from jan 2009?
     
  13. Younglutonmum

    Younglutonmum Mummy To Maya & Bump

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    Down where I live you get a 12 week & a 20 week!!

    Oh hope they dont cut it! Would be such a shame for any future pregnancies
     
  14. ChloesMummy

    ChloesMummy Well-Known Member

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    Up here we get 3 scans 12, 21 and 32.
     
  15. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    We only get offerd a 20 wk one ere hence why i looking for private clinic
     
  16. Amanda

    Amanda Mum of 3

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    It's sounds like a right postcode lottery, which is outragious really.

    I personally know 2 people who had to have terminations after severe defects were picked up at the 20 week scans.:cry: If this wasn't offered, how many poor babies would be born with problems.:cry:

    EDIT - I've just realised how awful the above sounds. I didn't mean babies born with problems shouldn't be born, sorry for how I wrote that (but didn't want to delete it in case someone was already reading and replying). Both people I know that had to have terminations, the babies had such severe problems that they wouldn't have lived.
     

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