NT 5.6mm at 11 week

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Balajake Wed 04-Mar-20 13:15:13

I just need some hope, some positive outcomes or similar stories to mine. I’m booked for further tests and scans on Monday but I just need to understand what we’re are facing here . I’ve attached my scan report if it helps but the high NT doesn’t seem to be the only issue

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Balajake Thu 05-Mar-20 07:36:32

Anyone ? 😢

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MisssC3025 Thu 05-Mar-20 10:01:06

Hi OP! Just seen this didn't want to read and run. I have no experience with this, but feel for you. I hope someone can help or share similar experiences to you! I'm sorry you're going through this and are left in the unknown. (I've been there and still am tbh)

I pray you get more answers on Monday and it isn't bad news 🙏💖💙

Robs20 Thu 05-Mar-20 10:15:03

My NT was high too and had a 1 in 30 risk of downs. I had the nipt which came back low risk. Consultant advised to do this as there were no other soft markers on the scan.
I’m now 30 weeks and there are signs that things may not be ok (I have Polyhydramnios which can also indicate a genetic issue) but I am trying to be relaxed and take each day as it comes.
When is your nhs scan? Do you have a cvs booked?

Balajake Thu 05-Mar-20 12:03:09

They hastily booked an appointment for me to see the fetal medicine team at st marys in Manchester on Monday. I think cvs will be done then

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HopefulSparkler Thu 05-Mar-20 12:42:27

Good luck @Balajake, I’m going for CVS at Birmingham Women’s on Monday. After my dating scan showed higher than normal NT at 9.4mm and fluid seems to be around the baby, although heart beating well. My combined test came back with a higher chance for Edwards/Patau (1:2) which I want to know whether the baby has or not, before deciding with my DH what to do next and CVS is the most conclusive way at this stage. The waiting is the most awful part. I’m doing my best to be positive. Sending good vibes and hugs to you! X

Balajake Thu 05-Mar-20 13:10:03

Hopefulsparkler ive attached my scan photo.you can clearly see the CH underneath baby running from top of head to spine.

I was unbelievably down about all this but can I direct you to this thread I’ve been reading

Now I know I’ve not had CVS yet but reading these success stories is giving me optimism. I hope you read them and I know we’re both in the dark right now but we’re in this together.

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HopefulSparkler Thu 05-Mar-20 16:07:27

Oh @Balajake your baby still looks beautiful. Whatever happens we’ve got our babies now. They’re still growing and forming and even if we’re in dark times there will be a light. That link is helpful. I’ve been uplifted by reading some of the positive stories out there. Anything is possible. Keep your chin up. We will get there somehow. Xx

Balajake Thu 05-Mar-20 19:04:22

We will

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Treaclepie19 Sat 07-Mar-20 11:46:00

I dont have a positive story I'm afraid.
We had a scan with our little boy and the nuchal was 5.3. The NIPT came back clear but we had an amnio to make sure despite everything looking ok. Our baby was very unwell so we had a TFMR.
I wish you all the best. So sorry you're going through this. Feel free to message me.

Balajake Sun 08-Mar-20 19:52:07

I’m so sorry treaclepie. I’m scared for tomorrow, I’m scared I’m not gonna be one of those lucky people who has it resolve on its own.
I can’t even breathe right now my anxiety is so high. I know it’s a silly question but with the TFMR how were you afterwards ? Did you need counselling ? I feel so alone like If I’m faced with having to do that I’m not gonna handle it well.

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Treaclepie19 Sun 08-Mar-20 20:40:01

@Balajake you just never know what will happen. I hope all is okay for you.
I thought there was no way I'd cope with the TFMR and don't get me wrong, it was hard. The hardest thing I've done. However, you get through it. You find strength you never knew you had and I'm now in the place where I'm still sad and angry at what happened but, without it I would never have had my little boy. He will always be ours, even though he isnt with us. I have had counselling yeah but that's fairly regular for me as I suffer with OCD.

I have a blog if you'd like to read my experience or if you have any questions feel free to message me.

Balajake Sun 08-Mar-20 21:16:09

i would like to read your blog definitely. I feel like nobody understands but someone who has done this. I don’t even feel like my husband gets It which makes me feel guilty

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Treaclepie19 Sun 08-Mar-20 21:52:23

That's definitely normal. It's really hard for people to relate to when they haven't been through it.

Balajake Mon 09-Mar-20 07:36:32

Treacle I’m so sorry. I’m reading your blog and reality is hitting me so hard. What you have gone though is unbelievable. 💙💙💙 I will carry on of course but it’s hard thinking I may ultimately have to go though all those same things.

I often wonder how people can say your brave or strong, like anyone has a choice in these things. It’s just being forced to endure and having no option. I’m sending my hugs to you . Nobody should ever have to go through this

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Treaclepie19 Mon 09-Mar-20 07:51:01

@Balajake just remember, you will get through no matter what the outcome.
I'm doing okay and I'm pregnant again so that should tell you that although you don't move on, life does carry on.
Feel free to message me whenever.

Is your appointment today?

Balajake Mon 09-Mar-20 09:39:48

Congrats on the pregnancy xx yes it’s 2:15 today but going to get there for 1:30. To be honest I’m expecting all these tests to happen but I honestly have no idea what they will do because my hospital just made a quick appointment

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Treaclepie19 Mon 09-Mar-20 09:56:16

Thanks smile Only 10 weeks so got all the worries to go yet.
I hope all goes well today. In my experience they're normally happy to do the tests as long as you are.
Equally they may just discuss and give you time to process.
Let me know how you get on x

Balajake Mon 09-Mar-20 10:21:10

I will xxx

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Treaclepie19 Mon 09-Mar-20 16:34:43

Hope you're okay xxx

Balajake Mon 09-Mar-20 16:54:30

Had a very long scan with Doctor and then a long discussion about next steps. He doesn’t seem to think it’s Cystic Hygroma which completely threw me off. He measured fluid at 5.1mm and I’m 11w 5 days. He went through all the tests and decided to have the CVS which I had there and then. It wasn’t a bad procedure at all, didn’t hurt and wasn’t even uncomfortable . Had a blood test so they can match to baby and I will know more in 3 days

He said 33-50% chance it’s chromosomal so my worries continue. They said they’d see me back at 16 and 20 weeks depending on CVS results . When I get home I will post a photo of my report.

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Treaclepie19 Mon 09-Mar-20 17:26:01

Sounds like they were really knowledgable.
Glad the cvs was okay for you.
I'll keep everything crossed.

Our consultant told us that there were basically 3 options with a high nuchal. 1) just one of those things, nothing wrong. 2) chromosomal issue 3) heart issue
So fingers crossed it's either number one or something easily treated for you.

Balajake Mon 09-Mar-20 17:37:12

It’s just a waiting game now TreaclePie and I’m just so glad the test is done. At they end of the test he let me hear the heartbeat which was so lovely and strong. The doctors and nurses were amazing and funny and just so warm. I never felt scared or worried.

I have removed the personal details. But here’s the report

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Treaclepie19 Mon 09-Mar-20 17:39:02

I'm glad they were so good. Make sure to rest now. The cvs will have taken it out of you.
Hope the wait doesn't feel too long for you flowers

Balajake Mon 09-Mar-20 17:43:10

I’m so glad I got to speak to you hun. It’s nice to know there are people who actually care. I can’t really speak to family as it’s just too much to try and explain what’s going on. I’m wishing you so much luck with your pregnancy. You must be scared and excited but I know you’ll be just fine and so will your baby xxx

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