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so much waiting and worrying!

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mommyspop Mon 18-Aug-08 11:35:37

Hi im a mom of 2 , im 41 and discovered im pregnant. Went for a scan to check how far and was told the foetus had a nuchal translucency( skin fold) at the back of its neck and oedema below, with a measurement of 3.8. I was 10 wks and 1 day. Told to go for a cvs, so had to wait until last friday, when i was 11wks for the test. The measurement went down to 2.2 but obviously in relation to its growth they were still worried and the statistic they gave us was a 1:18 chance of it having a problem, probably downs. The risk is so high because of my age also. Im now doing more waiting for that inevitable phonecall, she said probably tuesday. We have talked about the results and have decided not to continue with the pregnancy if the results are positive. Just wondered if anyone has any words of wisdom for me/. x x:\? also....if id of waited until 12 weeks for my 1st scan, like my 1st two, then would they of been concerned about my results seeing as they were 2.2?? just a thought, may ring them actually to ask. Roll on 4pm today , at least we can make our next move once we have the facts at hand! sorry to rant on.

jaxmom05 Mon 18-Aug-08 20:04:03

Hi. One of my best girlfriends went through all of the stress of the nuchal translucency. Her doctors told her that she would have a mentally retarded child if she went forward with the pregnancy. She ended up having a PEFECTLY healthy little girl. What a tremendous amount of stress and worry she had to endure all of those months for nothing. Just wanted to share.

PetitFilou1 Mon 18-Aug-08 20:08:57

shock at 'mentally retarded' - assume this was not a UK doctor???? I hope not!

Mommypop hope things work out ok for you... must be a very stressful time

Slickbird Mon 18-Aug-08 20:43:55

How'd you get on Mommyspop?

mommyspop Tue 19-Aug-08 13:49:09

still waiting........2 hrs to go

mommyspop Tue 19-Aug-08 16:28:46

cvs clear!!!!!!!!!!! over the moon! got to wait for heart scan in october, but alls fine so far!

tinkisnearlyhalfway Tue 19-Aug-08 17:59:21

thats great news you must be so relieved

Slickbird Tue 19-Aug-08 20:58:19

Hurrayyyyyy! Glad to hear the good news! Shame you can't have a glass of bubbily!! grin

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