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Unexpected pregnancy at 44 - can I ask for cvs at 10 weeks?

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perfectpanda Fri 28-Oct-16 14:57:26

Hi. I'm fairly horrified to find myself in this situation as we had stopped trying for dc3 4 years ago. Anyway, I'm 6 weeks pregnant and having had a late (16 week)miscarriage 4 years ago, I am very anxious to know where I stand with all the chromosomal testing. I've read that if I need a surgical termination for medical reasons it needs to be before 12 weeks. Last time my initial cvs result was clear and it was 2 weeks later that I found out there was a very rare problem. I've been booked for cvs for 11.5 weeks but worried it will take me over the 12 week mark if there is a problem like last time. I was wondering if anyone has had cvs as early as 10 weeks on request?

Barefootcontessa84 Fri 28-Oct-16 17:06:12

Would you be able to afford the Harmony test? It's non-invasive, so no risk of miscarriage (a simple blood test) which analyses fetal DNA. They are usually done at 10 weeks, and results take around 5 days to come back - sometimes a little longer, but would give you time.

Nan0second Fri 28-Oct-16 17:13:37

Was about to suggest you look into harmony. They really don't like to do cvs before 11 weeks (it's very difficult).

LuckySantangelo1 Fri 28-Oct-16 17:13:46

Hello OP. I had a CVS one day shy of 11 weeks and then a surgical termination just bang on 12 weeks. I was fast tracked by BPAS to get the termination done as quickly as possible. Good luck.

perfectpanda Fri 28-Oct-16 17:53:52

Thanks for replies. I had read about harmony but I don't think it would pick up the rare trisomy I had last time so thought cvs might give the best answers. I wonder if they will let me see a specialist in next few weeks so I can decide which testing is best. It's weird as in previous pregnancies I would have always gone for safest least invasive test possible. But this time I want a definite answer. And I want it now!

SeashellHoarder Fri 28-Oct-16 18:28:42

If you don't think harmony is right, check out panorama test - it is much broader and covers more.

hopeful31yrs Fri 28-Oct-16 20:23:26

NIFTY also has a broad test range also.

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