In my last pregnancy we had the nuchal test at the 12 week scan. Our dd was being difficult and the sonographer could barely get the measurements. Due to this the measurements came back at 3.4 (just over the threshold) and this opened a can of worms. We had to have extra scans at a fetal medicine unit and it was all so horrible and scary. It then turned out that our dd was thankfully completely healthy and we were unofficially told that the original sonographer made a mistake. I'm now pregnant with dc2 and we are pretty adamant we don't want the nuchal teat again. Does this mean we won't be able to have the 12 week scan, or can you still have it and not have the test? Any advice would be really appreciated.
It was several years ago, but yes, I declined the nucal part of screening. They don't do the bloods, and don't measure the nucal fold. Everything else is covered as a normal dating scan. Congrats on your pregnancy
Absolutely. I declined both bloods and nuchal tests on both my sons. For my first the midwife tried to get me to change my mind (including enlisting my DH) but for my second my refusal was just accepted.
As long as you dont mind not knowing in advance that there may be something wrong with your baby, then it's your choice. Personally l wouldnt want any surprises...
Really? I had the nuchal test and the results were a chance of 1 in 100,000 of my son havIng Down's Syndrome. He was born with two other different conditions, neither of which were picked up, nor likely could have been picked up during any screening.
Thanks everyone. We may look into having the harmony test instead. We just don't want to have the trauma we had with our dd. We also lost our first baby at 6 months pregnant due to a chord accident, so we don't want to go through any unnecessary stress again. X