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Harmony - hand hold/experiences?

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HushHushBlackout Wed 08-Feb-17 17:53:02

A few days ago I had some blood tests and pottered along without thinking. The hospital called and asked me to come back immediately as I came back as high risk.

It all felt very intense and while they were lovely they made it seem incredibly serious.

Ive had the Harmony test and am waiting for the results. I don't know what to think and feel. I know all I can do is wait but I feel sort of confused. It seems from a rough google this isn't something they offer usually and I guess I'm asking myself how worried I should be.

This is my fourth pregnancy so I have been majorly cavalier. The others were all plain sailing (reasonably) so I guess I just wasn't expecting anything to be wrong at all.

sweetchilli77 Wed 08-Feb-17 20:52:02

what was it that came back as high? did they explain?
Did the hospital provide the harmony or did you go private?

I came back as 1-5 for downs, after having a private harmony it came back 1-1000000%

numberseven Thu 09-Feb-17 01:27:41

My first trimester screening came back as 1:50 for downs and something like 1:80 for edwards but harmony said everything is low risk (1:10000). I guess my age affected the screening result (I am 40). Hang in there, waiting for the results is nerve wracking but there's a very good chance everything is just fine.

HushHushBlackout Thu 09-Feb-17 06:28:18

Thanks for replies. Sorry thought I was clear the whole point I feel worried I think o said is that it looks like the NHS never offer it. And they asked me to do it

RNBrie Thu 09-Feb-17 06:33:33

The NHS do offer it, I know a couple of people who've had it on the NHS but they were cough older mums.

If they'd seen anything really bad you might have been offered an amnio or cvs straight away so this is just another testing step and is worrying but not majorly so.

How long will it take to get the results? It was 2 weeks when I had it but I hear it's done in the UK now so only 5 days?

HushHushBlackout Thu 09-Feb-17 09:58:30

Thanks that's reassuring. They said ten days.

My age was mentioned a lot. Apparently 'well were young then' with my other children! (I'm 30!!!!)

Babykoala1 Sat 11-Feb-17 01:07:39

I was given the harmony test on the NHS. It was due to my adjusted risk being 1:165 for trisomy 21. (I was 25 at the time) My scan was fine, it was the blood work that put me in the higher risk category. I was very tense for those two weeks waiting for the results and was googling and over thinking everything. But the harmony test came back fine and my daughter is a perfect 2 month old. Please try not to stress as I'm sure everything is okay!

HN42 Sat 11-Feb-17 10:11:09

I think it just depends where you live whether you get the harmony test - from what I've read it will be available across the NHS from 2018. Unfortunately my area does not currently pay for it regardless of your risk or age so I had to pay for the test privately.

I am also 30 but was not told my age was the reason for increased risk (I don't think anyway), it was my CRL and NT measurements that the database used to increase the risk on one of my twin babies apparently. My age was probably involved in the increased risk though. Glad to know from other posters on here that feeling nervous, overthinking things and worrying about the results that are coming is normal though.

Cyclewidow46 Fri 17-Mar-17 04:42:38

Hi hushbush
I work for the NHS and the Harmony test is offered to everybody at our Trust who comes back as high risk from their first trimester screening.
It can give you a more accurate risk for DS without the risk of miscarriage that comes with a CVS.

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