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scared 5mm nuchal fold result

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saralou212 Tue 18-Mar-14 11:36:49

Hi this is my first time posting but I really needed to talk to other people who maybe are or have been in the same situation as me.
We went for what I thought was my 12 week scan, as with all first time parents it was so exciting to see our baby on the screen. Until the sonographer went very quiet. She found I was only just gone ten weeks but the baby had a 5mm nuchal fold.
She has scared the hell out me, we were told by her it was very bad and there was a big problem with our baby, we were ushered into a quiet room and left there for half an hour.
eventually we were asked to come back for a second scan which is this friday.
To say im scared is an understatement.
Please has anyone been through anything similar?

TheBuggerlugs Tue 18-Mar-14 11:42:49

Hi OP. From what I know of the nuchal fold it can't be measured properly until 11 weeks. There is a section called Ante Natal tests or something similar where you may get more info as the ladies there are very knowledgeable. I can't link from my phone.

A wide Nuchal fold isn't always bad news, they will discuss further tests with you to confirm or rule out any problems.

I hope it turns out ok thanks

GingerRodgers Tue 18-Mar-14 11:53:08

Wanted to offer a hand hold op. So sorry you've had this news.
You might want to post or have this moved to testing as there will be lots of people with experience and advice there.
Also, call ARC as they are brilliant.

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