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    Oh @OneOfTheseDays, did Primary finally get back to you? Did Dr Nic say anything? I hope they treated you better after that day.

    I booked in for my 19w morphology scan today. My OB gave me 2 referrals - one for a private place called Sydney Ultrasound for Women - my OB said they were good so I called and they charge $395! At first I was like ok, let me check the other place so I didn't make an appt.

    And I called the other clinic and guess what, they are bulk billed! So I booked myself in.

    The difference! I wasn't keen on paying $400 for something that could be BB, even if they are supposedly better (the receptionist was worse though. Haha) What do you think?

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    Hi @VickyP!

    Good work on the Doppler, I think whatever makes you happy then do it I say!! Sorry you're feeling crappy today, hope you pick up soon! Just shows pregnancy ills can hit at any time huh! Hope you can rest up and take it easy!

    You're in the exact boat as me re scans! I can get my 12 week Nuchal scan bulk billed going with the same radiologist chain that Primary IVF use (who I had my viability scan with) or its $365 with $65 Medicare rebate through Monash ultrasound for Women who I saw the other day for the Harmony test.

    I felt the viability scan really lacked service, it was so rushed and staff were incredibly rude. Whereas Monash the other day was AMAZING! To be honest I think I'm going to go with them as I was so happy with their service, they were so thorough and lovely! It seriously makes me question the quality of the first place so I think I'm going to pay the $365 with Monash and know/feel like I'm getting a really thorough scan! The bonus with Monash is they are affiliated with Monash IVF so they know their stuff lol! I figure (although I hope we have another child in the future) I'm not pregnant everyday so I may as well look at it as an investment in my child's health! I know the 20 week scan is a biggie too as its all about anatomy and asking sure everything is looking as it should not sure if that helped but just my 2 cents worth lol!

    Ps if you don't mind me asking....I've noticed a couple of different references in your posts...."mom, Tylenol"....are you American?

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    This Sydney Ultrasound for Women is affiliated with Monash IVF too but I wasn't very impressed with the receptionist through. She was kind of rude and condescending. They do specialise in pregnancy u/s though so I think I'll discuss with my partner when he gets back from his work trip to Mel this weekend. My last decision was a bit easier because the harmony test seemed like it was so worth it for what it gives plus we could skip the NT scan, but now it feels like the same thing and difference between $0 and $395. Hmmmm. Decisions!

    Thanks hun! I feel a bit better but generally just tired today. Hoping that the doppler new toy will provide some entertainment and joy to ease things up! Lol

    Nope, I'm Asian actually.

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    Hi ladies! @VickyP - hope you're feeling better soon. It must be pretty yucky to be feeling crappy and still trying to be grateful for the reason you're feeling crappy! Hopefully things ease off for you soon! I really am grateful every day that I'm feeling so 'normal' still - especially with twins! My worst complaint is feeling tired and unmotivated in the evenings. The only other thing is my cravings for mandarins - but that isn't so bad! Where do you hire a doppler from? I like the idea, but I think I would become too paranoid if one day I couldn't hear anything.

    Yep, the primary nurse did get back to me the next day, but seriously, she had no idea! She just said "I've spoken to Dr Nic and he said to continue on your medications". I asked if he might have mentioned for how long and if I require further blood tests etc...."ummmm.....that's a good question...." she says......Anyway, I decided to cut my losses and just thank her for her time and support and asked her to make sure all my stuff is sent to my GP. It's clear that they really don't deal with cases outside their usual protocol, so I'm not really confident that any medical advise they would give me from here on in would be trustworthy! I'm now wondering if I should have hedged my bets and not told Monash IVF that I'd gone to Primary, so then I could've consulted with my original FS there who came up with the protocol in the first place. There is no way I'd get in with her now! Oh well, I'm hoping my GP has some idea of NK cells, and if not, can refer me to another specialist who does, otherwise, I've done lots of research on Dr Google (totally trustworthy right?) and other forums about NK cells and treatment, and I'm pretty sure I'll be right to start weening off the prednisolone after 12 weeks when the placenta is up and running, and I'll stop the clexane shortly after that. I'm pretty sure that my GP can do a blood test to check my progesterone levels so I can come off the progesterone too (my progesterone levels were actually way high when I had my beta done and Primary told me I could come off the Crinone then, but I was a scaredy cat and didn't want to so I'm still on it).

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    Sorry, another post from me - lots to catch up on today!
    I'm very excited because I filled in the online form for my maternity booking at the hospital last night and they called me back first thing this morning and have already booked me in for my 12 week ultrasound! They said I will be having more regular ones because I'm carrying twins. Also, I'm a bit bummed, but I have to be under the care of a consultant because of the twin thing - I was hoping to be part of the Midwife Group Practice, but they have reassured me that the consultants are lovely and I'll still be seeing midwives at most of my appointments. I guess I'll just take it one step at a time and we can see how we go
    So, the countdown is now officially on until the 12 week scan!

    Can I ask you ladies more about the harmony test? I'd never heard of it before and wondering if it's something we should be considering?

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    @VickyP hope you're feeling better now
    I've been thinking about ordering a Doppler aswell .. Let me know how it goes when you receive it.
    I'd also like to know the difference between NT and Harmony..I'm booked in for NT on 19th July at Sydney Ultrasound for Women, I think it's around $400.
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    Hi ladies,

    So I played around with the doppler - and guess what? Can't find the HB! &^%$#@!

    I am really regretting getting it now, so I would say STAY AWAY from it @ABG79 and @OneOfTheseDays! The stress is so not worth it. I am trying to persuade myself not to be paranoid, but I have decided not to play with it anymore. I am thinking of sending it back - don't need more stress at this point.

    As for difference between NT scan and harmony, as far as I know:
    NT scan - traditional route, ultrasound to see the size of the nuchal fold, which is at the back of bub's neck. If it's too large (I think), then further tests will be done to determine whether down syndrome and other genetic abnormalities are at high risk. There is also a BT to go with it, although I can't be 100% sure. Accuracy is lower than harmony. Cannot find out gender. Medicare rebate available - usually $300 plus, with rebate works out to be $250 or so?

    Harmony - only BT, no need for scan. Advance BT, can detect genetic abnormalities risk level through DNA. At the same time, DNA shows gender of baby, so you get to find out boy / girl very early on. 99% accurate. No medicare or PHI rebate. Cost me $450.

    My OB says, some people do the NT first, then if risks show up, do another harmony. Or do both test. DH and I opted only to do harmony and skip the NT. Reason 1: if NY scan show up risk, then we have to do both anyway, and Reason 2: DH was dying to find out boy or girl. My OB was happy with the results, so no further tests needed.

    Hope that helps.

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    Oh @VickyP! How stressful for you I'm sure bubs is fine and it's just a crappy machine that probably has to be in exactly the right place to get it. How many weeks are you now? Maybe bub is just snuggled way back where the Doppler can't find it?
    Thanks so much for the extra info on the harmony test. The midwife has booked us in for our 12 week ultrasound so I guess we'll see how that goes then make a decision.

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    @VickyP not sure we will get the doppler, that sounds so stressful. Your baby is strong and healthy it's the machine that's not working properly, send it back. You will go insane!
    Thanks so much for all the info, I'm now booked in for the harmony test next Thursday! And will keep our NT scan and bloods for 19th July. When I called to enquire about it they said we will get a quick ten minute scan with the harmony test so it means we will see Bub twice in a week. I wasn't sure about booking in for both but want peace of mind with the thorough bloods from the harmony test and thorough scan from NT. Feeling so excited for the tests next week. Thanks again for sharing all your wisdom! Xx

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    Ahhhh bugger @VickyP, sorry you didn't have luck with the Doppler! Sounds really stressful so I don't think I'll go down that path, thanks for the heads up!

    Re Harmony test...Really good info brochure here....hopefully it's ok to put this link up, please delete if not

    http://monashultrasound.com.au/wp-co...T-Brochure.pdf

    The GP OB I saw said she would recommend doing both harmony and nuchal scan as the scan will show possible physical abnormalities, I'm doing both, but it's really not necessary as @VickyP said, really an individual decision I just LOVE the added benefit of being able to find out what we are having! Oh I can't remember if I said but I'm getting an inkling for TEAM GIRL we shall see lol!
    @ABG79 sound like you're getting the same package as me! It was so amazing to see our little one wriggling around! Hope they give you pics and a 3D shot like they did for me! @VickyP sorry you wore the brunt of a crappy receptionist at Sydney Ultrasound! Don't they realise that they are the face of the business and we make our decisions largely based on the interaction we have with them! Grrrr

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