We went for our 12 week scan on Monday and it was amazing. Seeing our little bean bouncing around in there was just incredible and such a relief knowing that he/she is growing and safe in there.
Everything that they could tell from the scan looked great - the nuchal fold measurement was around 2mm which we're assured is normal and the lovely technician pointed out the nasal bone and how that was a great sign.
But I still can't stop being anxious about the combined results from the blood test! She told me that if we are high risk we will be told by phone call in a week. She didn't say "within" a week, she just said a week. And that if we were low risk, we would hear by letter in 2 weeks.
I know it probably differs by which area you're in and which hospital you go to, but can anyone share how long they were waiting to hear either way?
Every time my phone rings I flinch, worrying that it's the hospital with bad news. Would it be unreasonable to give them a ring tomorrow to ask for my results? I mean, 5 working days is PRACTICALLY a week so hopefully they would have it on the system? Would they be likely to tell me?
I know none of you can tell me what my results will be, but hopefully some of you are familiar with the stress of waiting. We're so excited to share our news but just want to be sure that everything is okay first.
Thank you all for your responses. I can't believe some areas don't tell you until after 20 weeks, I think I would go mad!
I tried to be patient but I'm such a worrier! So I just gave them a ring this morning. The midwife warned me when I asked that they usually don't even come back to THEM for 2 weeks unless there's a concern so she probably couldn't tell me, but she checked on the system for me anyway and mine were on there. And it's all fine, combined risk is 1 in >50,000!
I'm so relieved, and definitely glad I rang. Even though we know that no news is good news, it's still really hard to relax when you're a crazy pregnant lady which I'm afraid I am!