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Bad news after combined test

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lozster Mon 28-Jan-13 13:57:27

Given a 1:4. Am 40 and pregnant after ivf - this has driven the score plus a really high hcg 5 times normal. Am 13 + 5 and have been offered 3 things 1) detailed scan to look for soft markers 2) cvs - I guess pretty much immediately 3) amnio after 15 weeks.

I was resigned to this (and what may follow) but it still hurts. This is my last chance after 13 rounds of fertility treatment.

I know it's not quite game over but I daren't get my hopes up. Sorry, there is a question lurking in the gloom - any advice on cvs over amnio? The soft markers enhanced scan won't be enough for me though im glad my health authority do offer it. I know about the national stats on miscarriage and asked the nurse about the hospital specific stats too which she claimed were 'in line'. I'm tempted to do cvs to get the result sooner but I'm not sure if it is via the cervix? During my ivf the staff had major problems getting a catheter in due to a twist on my cervix. Would a cvs be a similar process?

Also, how long did you need (or want) to be off work following cvs or amnio?


TheCyclist Fri 15-Feb-13 00:31:05

Great news, Lozster (I've been quietly following this thread). And I wish everyone else who is waiting for results the very best of luck.

lozster Thu 28-Feb-13 22:54:11

Final results through today. All is well. smile

EwokStorageUnit Fri 01-Mar-13 15:44:59

Excellent new Lozster! So pleased for you. XXX

EwokStorageUnit Fri 01-Mar-13 15:45:48

PS Keep me posted on progress!

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