Down Syndrome Result 2 8mm

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PRS - March 20

hi, i wa visiting this forum regularly since feb , its always useful to read the coversation .First time i am writting here, yesterday we went for double test, they say risk is lower 1:689 , but depth is 2.8 mm which is causing conern to me & my husband, i could nt sleep all the night , they asked us to come for heart scanning next week,i am 32 yr old, this is my first baby, i had m/c in july, pl help me ,if some one know more about this, i am very much scared.take care every body

 

lawlady72 - March 20

If the NT is increased, it does not mean there is definitely a problem. Some normal babies have increased fluid, too. Image 2 shows a baby with an NT of 2.9mm, which is at the upper limit of the normal range. Though the risk will be higher than the baby's in the first image, nine out of 10 babies with a measurement between 2.5mm and 3.5mm will be completely normal.<---- something I copied from a web-site might ease your mind....

 

lqtoo - March 20

I'd like to help you but your posting makes no sense to me. What kind of testing did you have - bloodwork, nuchal translucency testing, stage II ultrasound, amniocentesis, CVS? I have no idea what you are talking about when you say the depth is 2.8 mm. I have never heard of a depth measurement in conjunction with testing for Downs Syndrome. Please be more specific about what the test was and I think you'll get more help and responses.

 

eminnier - March 20

Hi PRS, Two weeks ago my DH and I went in for a ultrasound in our hospitals High Risk department. We were there due to two consecutice m/c. Our ultrasound showed an NT measurement of 2.5mm. The hospital told us that we had a 80% chance of having a disabled child. We went for more testing and those results turned up nothing. My risk is 1:700 and they told us everything is fine. From what I have read under 1:300 is really bad or a measurement over 3.0mm. If you can try to relax. I know it is hard we spent a week without sleep waiting for our results. In the end I realized that I was doing more harm than good to the baby by stressing myself out. Any more information I can help with just let me know. By the way how far along are you?

 

lqtoo - March 20

Okay, I was posting when lawlady was, so I didn't see what she wrote. I guess when you said "depth" you were actually talking about the thickness of the fold behind the baby's neck (a nuchal translucency screening test). The thickness of this fold increases with the age of the fetus - how far along are you? For your age (32), the chance of a Downs Syndrome baby is 1 in 460, without doing any other testing. The fact that after the screeneing test, your chances went down, it must mean that the nucheal fold was at a level on par with other babies of that gestational age. 1:689 is actually a pretty good number - the chance of having a baby with any problems is only about 0.001%.

 

suze42 - March 20

my AFP came back 1:10 chance for DS...I am 42yrs old. I had 2 level II u/s and no fetal abnormalities were detected.. im 100pt that my baby is "normal". We have to remember these results are simply a screening based on numbers...not fact. The only test that will prove factually if your baby has DS is an amnio. I have chosen not to get an amnio with both of my children due to risk of m/c. But the level 2 us are very helpful in a__sessing further risk. Your age/and numbers are very low risk for Downs. Try not to worry and Im sure you will get some answers (positive ones) during your scan next week. GOODLUCK.

 

PRS - March 20

hi, thanks a ton for ans .13 w 3 days. we went for double test ,(blood test + ultrasound) ,blood test shows good result ,but scanning suggest NT of 2.9mm which is causing concern .We live in copenhagen ,there to get private appt also takes almost 15 day, we want to go for second opinion ,but not getting any one.above all ,midwife has suggested for heart scanning next week ,and one more on may. they told me risk level is not high ,but i am scared.i am praying god to help my child. thanks again,my due date is 22 sept

 

eminnier - March 20

My ultrasound and bloodtest came out to be almost exactly what yours was. Our doctor told us that everything was fine for downs syndrome as well as trisomy 13 and 18. We also have to have a heart scan at 22 weeks. I guess the larger measurement can mean heart issues as well as DS. We were told not to worry about the heart that alot of times if there is a heart defect it will repair itself before the baby is born. I am 14 weeks today, and in the same boat. Since your blood work came back fine I wouldn't go ahead with an amino or CVS test as they do carry a chance of miscarriage.

 

PRS - March 21

hi eminnier , thanks for sharing .after chatting to you guys, i am kind of relaxed , not stressed , just praying god, and waiting for heart scan.ya, ur right , our case looks similar ,they will have 2 heart scan, first is 27.03.07 and next one is in 15thmay.as per my cycle my due date is 25thsept ,but ultrasound result say its 22nd sept.When is ur due date.

 

tk07 - March 21

hi prs, i just had that test done and i am waiting for my results... i am a little nervous but i think everything should be fine. they kept telling me, remember it is just a screening not a definitive test. my due date is sept 25 also! i am so glad to be out of the first trimester!

 

eminnier - March 21

Its good to hear that you are trying to relax. I know its hard to do. My orginal due date was Sept. 24th, but the unltrasound moved us up 6 days. So I guess I'm now due around Sept. 18th. I am also so happy to be out of the first trimester. I'm finally starting to enjoy my pregnancy and not worry so much. All the best to you ladies.

 

cakegirl - March 22

I just found out that my baby's chance of being born with Down Syndrome is 1/170, which really scares me. I'm going to see the GP on Monday to talk about options. Can you please tell me more about level 2 ultrasound? How is that different to a normal ultrasound?

 

LisaBlair - March 22

My partner's brother has down syndrome and he is a lovely person and we love him very much. It frustrates me that all you are so concerned about is having a "healthy" baby. Keir is a happy boy and he has lots of love to share - he doesn't have a disease, he is just different. It really upsets and frustrates me that you would all be so disappointed if you had a down's baby. Would you love it any less? Would you get rid of it? My goodness I am shocked.

 

lawlady72 - March 22

Lisa, can you tell me anyone who doesn't hope and pray for a healthy child? Did your partner's parents pray for a down syndrome child? No. Are they still blessed with abeautiful child? yes. But no parent would wish a disability on their child. At least I hope not. A person should be prepared and be able to educate themselves on how to care for and what comlications might arise with a DS child such as heart problems. I shouldn't think being prepared was so offensive to you, especially since you do have a personal story and would want only what was best for a child with special needs.

 

lawlady72 - March 22

PS I am shocked by your lack of information. He is different, but also at risk for other health problems that a child born "healthy" may never need to worry about, so there are things that he may need that a "healthy" child wouldn't and a parent should not be ignorant about them.

 

LisaBlair - March 22

Lawlady - you make me laugh. Get off your high horse! Did I say anywhere in my post that no one prays for a healthy child? As Keir is down syndrome, my partner had to have blood tests to see if he held the same chyromasone as Keir has. Turns out he does - so we have like a 1 in 4 chance of having a down syndrome baby... But as apposed to splashing it all over the internet we are, as you said sitting at home with our books finding out what it will be like. Get off the bloody website and go do some info if you are all that concerned. I

 

lawlady72 - March 22

quote "it frustrates me that all of you are so concerned about is having a "healthy" baby." unquote - there now, that was easy. and as for a high horse you say you're shocked...well as far as high horses go perhaps you should get a ladder to get off yours. People are allowed to be afraid and concerned about the well being of their soon to be children and I read EACH AND EVERY thread here and you say "I never said..." well NOONE here posted they would terminate if the child was DS all they did was voice concerns......Jeez, relax a little. As far as telling me to get off this site, well I don't berate people and insult them for being concerned parents to be...

 

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