Nuchal translucency measurements? Is mine normal?

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Jennifer153323 Tue 12-Jan-21 18:52:40

Hey everyone. I had a scan at 12 weeks 6 days yesterday and although they told me it all looked ok, my NT measument was 3.2mm. it took a long time to get the measurement because baby was wriggling about a lot. We were so happy it all looked ok and so we announced the pregnancy to friends and family, and now I've looked into it, 3.2mm seems really high. I've been absolutely distraught the last 24 hours. I did have the bloods taken to test for Downs, Edwards and Patau, but even if they come back ok I'm terrified now that this is an indicator of a heart condition or some other problem. Has anyone had similar experiences and gone on to have a healthy baby? I know it's different for everyone but I'm just trying to get some positivity sad Thanks in advance.

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Jennifer153323 Tue 12-Jan-21 18:54:54

I forgot to add, I'm only 28, and we have no family history on either side of genetic issues. Also they did say they wanted to get an image showing the nasal bone and I believe they did. I asked the lady if it looked alright and she said yes, and I asked about the measurement and she said they can't say yes or no without bloods, but anything below 3.5 is considered in the normal range. I'm in the UK.

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Bing42 Tue 12-Jan-21 19:02:52

Mine was 3.4 and everything was fine, healthy baby. Blood tests came back low risk so was referred to cardio as a precaution and they scanned the heart every four weeks or so and everything was absolutely fine. Though I was very worried too so appreciate how stressful it is

Jennifer153323 Tue 12-Jan-21 20:54:14

Thank you for sharing that. I have read lots of stories of higher measurements, even into the 4s and healthy babies so here's hoping! Xx

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Oneandabean Tue 12-Jan-21 21:02:15

I think over 3.5 is higher risk plus several other things can push risks higher. They would have mentioned on the scan if it looked high. As hard as it is try not to google, there’s so much bad information out there

FTM91 Wed 13-Jan-21 09:41:36

Don't forget its called a 'combined' test because the measurement is also combined with your blood results and probably age, weight etc etc so you cant compare your nuchal measurement alone with anyone else's. So you need to wait until the combined test results come back rather than focusing on the nuchal measurement alone.

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