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CVS - April 2017

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user1491894059 Tue 11-Apr-17 08:19:40

I have found these forums very useful over the last few weeks, to feel like I'm not alone, so thought I would add our story in case anyone else is going through the same thing.

At 12 weeks scan our NT measured 6.7mm and blood test results came back few days later with high risk of 1 in 3 for DS and 1 in 163 for the other trisomy issues.

Due to a retroverted uterus I went back and forth a few times to attempt CVS but wasn't to be and they ended up booking me in for an amnio two weeks later at 16 weeks. Unfortunately my membranes hadn't fused by then so had to go back in after the weekend to have a CVS, which was yesterday. The worst bit was the waiting for them to set up the equipment and the local anesthetic. Just felt a little tug and then it was over in a matter of minutes. The relief of it finally having happened was immense and I did have a cry. I felt achy and sore afterwards and had a sleep whilst DH took DS and DD out to park. Next day and I'm feeling normal - tired, but I'm always tired!!

The consultant did say that he has potentially seen an AVSD in babies heart but because of gestation it is hard to see for sure, so will potentially see at later scan but if its the type he thinks it is then should be perfectly fixable. Just got to get through hurdle of waiting for first set of test results and then array tests which should be tomorrow/thursday.

We made the decision at the 12 week scan to not tell any of our friends and family until we had found out the issues and what they were. What is hard is as this is my third pregnancy I am already showing so we have been avoiding family and friends to avoid the questions etc.

Sorry for rambling, just feeling sad and nervous and alone. I am trying to find silver linings in it all - seeing baby lots more on scans than in previous pregnancies, trying to enjoy little wiggles etc but it is getting increasingly hard to stay positive! Not long now to wait I suppose.

Thanks for listening.

gmac29 Tue 11-Apr-17 12:10:07

Totally understand what you are going through. We have been given a 1 in 9 chance of Down's Syndrome. Just been told by my hospital that we will get our Harmony results tomorrow afternoon. I have found it really hard to function over the past week. Wishing you well with your results. Much love 💜

user1491894059 Tue 11-Apr-17 13:20:10

Best of luck to you too. Xx

leighdinglady Tue 11-Apr-17 17:59:26

Good luck OP. I went through this in January with our first pregnancy. It sadly ended with a diagnosis of Edwards. Those days of waiting for results were some of the hardest of my life. I wish you all the luck in the world

user1491894059 Wed 12-Apr-17 06:35:57

Today's the day (hopefully)! Will let you know how we get on x

MangoSplit Wed 12-Apr-17 06:38:02

Good luck OP, and gmac too flowers

gmac29 Wed 12-Apr-17 09:35:44

Thank you MangoSplit. Very kind of you 🙏🏻

user1491894059 Wed 12-Apr-17 16:43:29

Not heard anything today so far sad hopefully tomorrow x

leighdinglady Wed 12-Apr-17 20:14:34

God a whole day of waiting. Agony. Hugs x

user1491894059 Thu 13-Apr-17 21:18:51

Results are back, baby has down syndrome. Plus an AVSD. Takingthe weekend to let it sink in and decide which path to take. Thanks for listening x

leighdinglady Thu 13-Apr-17 21:32:15

So sorry Op.flowers

Our baby was diagnosed with Edwards in January. We decided to have a termination. It was the worst month of my life. If you do decide to go down that route and have any questions at all please shout

MangoSplit Thu 13-Apr-17 22:53:52

So sorry OP. Thinking of you this weekend flowers.

user1483719818 Thu 13-Apr-17 23:25:00

Hand holding. Good luck with whatever you do next. flowers

user1491894059 Fri 14-Apr-17 03:59:43

Thanks all. Xx

Whymeagain1 Fri 14-Apr-17 09:03:56

@user1491894059 I am so sorry to read what you've been through. The right decision is the one that is best for your family, and your baby, no one else can tell you what that is. All I would say is take all the time you need, the hospital should be able to bring in specialists to give you as much information as possible. I went through the agony of making a decision last year after a diagnosis of a chromosome issue. I am very happy to help with questions if you'd like to message me.

user1491894059 Fri 14-Apr-17 18:34:41

Thanks very much all. I've been doing a lot of reading and clutching at straws I think (i.e. accuracy of CVS - denial?) and have a big list of questions to ask FM team on Tuesday. Just anxious over the long weekend and ruining it for kids i feel (keep crying). This would be my last pregnancy (my DS has autism, and i also have a DD so weren't planning on a 3rd, was a surprise) and I am struggling to comprehend this being my last experience of it all. Also still aching after CVS and feeling rubbish which doesn't help. Sorry. Just rambling thoughts now!

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