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Nuchal Scan

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heartmoonshadow Sat 10-Sep-11 06:44:13


I wonder if you can help me, I went to see midwife on Wed week and told her I thought I was about 5/6 weeks pregnant although last period was in MArch (PCOS) anyway I was pretty confident because I had implantation bleeding and a negative test on 24 Aug followed by a positive on 27Aug so all in all pretty sure I even told her I thought I would be due on or around 07 May. I got a call from hospital on Thursday asking for a scan to date me just in case I was much further along so a I went and low and behold I am 5+ weeks with an estimated due date of 7 May.

This is great and seeing a tiny beating heart (makes me closer to 6 weeks) was lovely but I am concerned that they have given me the date of 04November for my next scan - I will be just a couple of days off 14 weeks at this point and I am worried that if they got the dating out even by just a couple of days I will miss the window for the nuchal scan. Do you think I should ask for it a week earlier? I did try at booking in but the receptionist was snotty and told me they needed to do things on certain dates.

louby86 Sat 10-Sep-11 07:56:37

Hi, congratulations!!! I had to go back for a repeat nuchal scan as baby was too wriggly the first time round and I think they told me it's ok up to 13+6. After that if you want to be screened for Down's etc they do the blood test on it's own. Hope that helps

Jill72 Sat 10-Sep-11 08:26:54

You also need to confirm that your health authority do nucal scans at the the 12 week scan - mine didn't and I had to pay to have it done privately at Baby Bond.

I think they are leaving it late to this scan - remember the receptionist is not a medical professional - I think you should ring and ask to speak to a midwife at the hospital.

HotPinkGingham Sat 10-Sep-11 09:20:08

This sounds too late - I was told they could do it between 12 weeks and 13+6, otherwise the baby is too big and they can't do the NT test. I have been for a few scans and sometimes the baby has been bang on and others has been a few days ahead, so you can't bank on it being exact for the dates.

Push to have it changed - the receptionist obviously didn't know what she was talking about.

HanaP Mon 12-Sep-11 12:15:46

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if you could help me and explain me few things. I am pregnant and just be just at the beginning of 10week. Last period was 11th July.
I have referred myself to the Whittington hospital and received a letter with my first screening date which is on Tuesday 27th September. I will be at the beginning of 12th week.

I was wondering if this screening will also include NT scan or I have to go for it privately.
I am getting a bit nervous that I am at the beginning of 10week and I have not seen a doctor yet nor have any scan yet. I have my first appointment with midwife this Thursday. Can anyone tell me what can I expect?

I originally come from different EU country and they always do a scan in 6-7weeks to confirm the pregnancy, that the heart is beating and that the baby is where it should be.
I know there is different approach in this country and is usual to see the doctor for the first time around 12weeks. I am just getting a bit nervous that's all.

Thank you

Jill72 Mon 12-Sep-11 12:21:32

nucal scans depend on your local health authority - some do and some don't depending on where you live - Mine didn't and I paid privately to have it done. Ring your midwife or maternity unit to find out,

HanaP Mon 12-Sep-11 12:37:39

Thank you. I will wait for the first appointment with my midwife which is on Thursday. If she is not able to tell me, I will call Whittington Hospital and ask them if they do NT scan on the first 12weeks scan.

Thak you

heartmoonshadow Mon 12-Sep-11 15:28:00

A quick update I have confirmed with hospital that I am unhappy that I was given a date for scan so close to 14 weeks and they have agreed to do scan week earlier - I know it is Nuchal scan and am much happier now.

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