So I just got my letter from the hospital - my scan is on Monday next week, yay!
I had an early scan due to some brown blood which dated me at 6+2. If that date is correct I will be 11+1 on the day of the scan. Going by LMP I will be 12+2. Either date is possible as I've no idea when I ovulated!
Midwife wasn't concerned and said the 12 week scan is the accurate one for dating. What happens if I'm 11+1? Will they be able to do the NT screening? I'm chuffed to see baby obviously but was planning on having he screening.
I had my first 12 week scan at 10+6, they dated my pregnancy and did blood pressure and tested my pee for protein and sugar but the baby was too small to do the genetic testing. They booked me in for a second scan two weeks later, which was today, to measure the neck fluid and take blood. Essentially, the baby needs to be a certain size before they can do the test, if it's a bit small they will just book you in again at a later date.
We did but I think it's a very personal decision. Even if they did do the testing at your scan you will have to wait a couple of weeks for a result if all is well. For us it came down to, if we did have to end the pregnancy for whatever reason would we be comfortable telling people and talking about it and we concluded that having seen our baby and things all looking well, it already felt like part of our family. We also have a lovely and supportive bunch of friends and family who would support us if things went wrong, we felt we would benefit more from having the support than from not having to talk about it if we kept it private.
Ah thank you! I'm expecting the dates to differ slightly from the early scan I had anyway as I know how inaccurate it can be even by a mm at that gestation! My early scan was an abdominal one and she could easily find the baby and heartbeat which I was surprised at, as I was expecting an internal scan being so early on. So perhaps I may be a few days out on that early date anyway!
I was 11 weeks and 5 days at my first "12 week scan" and they advised that they were unable to do the NT Screening. They told me that I needed to be 12 weeks as a minimum and so I had to return the week after.
I was 11+4 at my scan and was given due date and had all screening tests done. I have to go back for second scan to check the umbilical cord, so holding off telling people until we're 100% certain all is ok