Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: nt scan

  1. #1

    Default nt scan

    i just booked in for my nt scan i heard it was supposed to be done between 10 and 12 weeks but they have booked me in when i will be 12 wks and 4 days... does this matter? i am probably being stupid but i just wanna make sure that it is still ok to do it at this point???
    is this bcoz abortion cut off is 12 wks??? if thats why then i dnt care coz thats not an option for us no matter what it reveals i just wanna make sure it is ok to have it at that point


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Caboolture QLD
    Posts
    360

    Default

    I think it is just because of the termination cut off, if people decide to terminate after 12 weeks it is a fairly full on procedure.
    Good luck and I hope it all goes SWEEEETTT for you
    xoxoxo

  3. #3

    Default

    well there will be no terminations over here!!!!

  4. #4

    Default

    15 weeks really??? thats terrible

  5. #5

    Default

    idk i am personally against it at all but 15 weeks does seem to be getting on u know into the second tri and all?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Perth - NOR
    Posts
    1,198

    Default

    I think Caro is right. If on the 12week scan, they detect something may not be right, and you get sent of for more tests, whichh i imagine can take a week or 2, by the time you get in, get tested, and get the results. I do recall reading something about tests done at 15weeks. My SIL had a 1 in 300 chance of downs with her 2nd child, and it was a 2week wait before they got the results of the next lot of tests(which gave her the thumbs up ).

  7. #7

    Default

    fair enough then... i didn't know that, we are keeping the baby even if the tests do come back positive but i really didn't know u could do it soo late

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Caboolture QLD
    Posts
    360

    Default

    No me neither... there you go.. another new thing learnt today
    Good luck noni honey
    xoxoxo

  9. #9

    Default

    yeah thanks for that and i hope i didn't come across as someone who was bashing those who have had terminations i just ment to say that i couldn't do it personally it is a very personal choice and every family is different and circumstances dictate different outcomes if that makes sense???

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    A Nestle Free Zone... What about YOU?
    Posts
    5,374

    Default

    Hi Noni,
    The Nuchal translucency test will be accurate done when you are having it.
    It is quite right that interrupting a pregnancy is a very personal decision and one that requires much painful thought by couples/women who approach it.
    However, the dating of the NT test is not so that women can have a termination it is because after about 13weeks 3 days the Nuchal fold which is measured during this test is less able to be accurately measured.

    Good luck with your test and I hope it all goes beautifully...

  11. #11

    Default

    well you learn something new all the time!!! i thought that coz thats what i had been told hope i didn't offend ppl

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    A Nestle Free Zone... What about YOU?
    Posts
    5,374

    Default

    You are quite right Caro. NT are not always accurate but they can be a very useful tool to indicate further more invasive testing.

    What I "should" have written in my post was that up until 13 weeks 3 days (ish) is within the optimal time for this test.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,614

    Default

    I had mine at 12w + 4 as well. They told me the best time was between 11 and 13 weeks.

  14. #14

    Default

    What is a CVS and NT? What do they show and when do you get them? lol sorry theres so many shortened words here I don't understand like BFP, DH, SIL and here I thought I was good at chatting online :-)

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Perth - NOR
    Posts
    1,198

    Default

    CM - there is a thread under the annoucements section, called Messages for Moderators and Forum Help (if i was any good, or able to, would post the link for you) but, the first sticky on there is "Common Forum Jargon, etc" That will be able to answer most of your questions. I spent a few days on here with no idea what any one was talking about, till i stumbled across that thread.
    But - SIL is Sister In Law, DH - Darling/Dearest Husband, BFP - never can remember exact what that is - but it means postive wee test, or similar.
    NT is the term for the Nuchal fold thickness test, and CVS is Chorionic Villus Sampling.

  16. #16

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    A Nestle Free Zone... What about YOU?
    Posts
    5,374

    Default

    Celtic Moon,
    Welcome to Belly Belly. Some of the abbreviations are a bit tricky! Mum2Bee has sorted you out re: the jargon. BFP is Big Fat Positive (preg.test)!

    CVS is chorionic Villus sampling. CVS requires taking a small piece of the chorionic villi, which are wispy bits of tissue that attach the fetal sac to the wall of the uterus. A pathology laboratory analyses cells from the villi, which normally have the same genetic and biochemical makeup as the fetus. This test can be done earlier in the pregnancy than amniocentesis.

    NT is Nuchal Translucency.
    Loosley from around 11 weeks until about 13.3 weeks the baby has a fluid filled space at the back of her/his neck. This is the nuchal fold. Gradually the baby grows into this and it can't be detected thus the small window for this test. Babies that have chromosomal abnormalities usually (but not always!) have an enlarged nuchal fold. Remembering this is a screening test only. If the NT test indicates there may be a problem more invasive testing such as CVS or Amniocentesis may be offered. Results of a NT test are given in 1:whatever risk. So you may get a result that looks like 1:750 for example which would tell you that it is your baby's expected risk factor for chromosomal abnormality is 1:750. This is compared with your age risk factor. Now days the test is usually (but not always) done in conjunction with bloods to give a risk factor for some chromosomal disorders (primarily trisomy 21 or Down's Syndrome is what many women are concerned for).
    The test is done in either a specialist obstetricians rooms or an imaging centre and the results are often given immediately or if in an imaging centre the results are given to your care provider who gives them to you.

    I hope that helps some.

  17. #17

    Default

    Mum2bee-excellent thank you so much for that I will head over there as soon as I have finished responding and probably print it out lol. I was feeling very lost with all the jargon and not being able to understand what people are talking about! lol

    Caro-thank you a lot for that I will definately go and have a read, still all very new to this as I only just found out, a bit daunting so much to do and learn and time!

    Flowerchild-Thank you that was very clearly written I often have trouble with a lot of websites that use technical terminology, if I'm looking up what a test is it usually means I don't know much about its circumstances either! lol.

    *big squishy thank you hugs to all*

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •