So I had my NT scan on Monday and I got an increase T13 risk because of my low PAPP-A results. This thread off my T13 results and increased the risk from 1:3330 to 1:1115. After some serious consideration, we've decided not to pay for NIPT. Mostly because the OB I saw (mine was off speaking at a conference so I'm glad I got to meet her in case she's at the birth!) said that she really doesn't think bub has T13 because they'd have been able to tell on the scan. Unlike T21 (and maybe even T18 from my experience because my friend's baby looked "normal" IMO) where the babies can look completely normal on the scan, T13 babies have some serious deformations even at 12 weeks.
Her other reasoning (and the point of my post!!!) is that low PAPP-A is a marker for pre-e. I was curious if anyone here had pre-eclampsia and has their results from the NIPT blood test? My doctor has me on Caltrate, Aspirin, Megafol as well as normal pregnancy vitamins. This should decrease my risk of getting pre-e again from 1:4 to 1:6. Again, another reason to not get the NIPT because the chance of it being T13 is 1:1115 so much more likely pre-e is the culprit.
Anyway, I know I literally have the best OB I could possibly have if I do get pre-e and I'm desperately hoping that I'm one of those people that has perfectly normal pregnancies after their first crappy experience with pre-e! I am super curious about other people's results, though!
Pregnancy with DS, diagnosed with pre-e at 33+2:
This pregnancy, hopefully no pre-e but only 12+1 now: