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Amnio or NIPT?(4 Posts)
I’m really confused and need to make a decision quickly as 20 weeks pregnant. I had a low risk NHS combined test 1/2,800 and no reason to think there would be any issues. However my 20 week scan revealed a congenital heart condition. This was confirmed by a fetal cardiologist yesterday. It was explained what would happen at birth to rectify this condition which would mean death if no operation. The prognosis however, looks very good with no long term issues and child being able to live a normal life. This particular issue is usually isolated on its own with no genetic link to trisomies, Edwards or pataus. But very scary and came as a real shock.
The thing is, I’ve suffered recurrent miscarriage and have always had a little niggle about this baby possibly having some chromosome issue. The fetal nurse and consultant I saw did ask if I had thought about having an amino. Because of suffering recurrent mcs, this option obviously scares me as I’ve been in that 1% before. However, it would give me the answer and be able to check for other chromosome issues which the NIPT does not.
I just feel so lost and alone as this is all down to me. DH will never take the lead. I feel we have had enough on our plate with a baby being born and needing immediate life saving surgery without the added shock of a disability as well.
I have a young DC already and need to think about how all this impacts them as well.
@Ivfmommy2b sorry to hear you've been on such a rough journey and thank you for replying. How many weeks are you now? Will baby need an operation at birth?
We've been diagnosed with TGA transposition of great arteries. The news hit us like a sledgehammer.
I decided to go for you NIPT in the end. I was all over the place yesterday, it was the fear of causing a miscarriage after having had 3. I'm really fearful. It's all so frightening.
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