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    Oh and I still need a full morph at around 20 weeks though too

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootsiegirl View Post
    I'm the same as @witherwings... My ob recommended NIPT and a scan, I assume like a morph scsn checking for physical abnormalities at 13 weeks. Apparently that's the standard procedure at the women's specialist scan clinic I'm having to go through.
    The 13 week scan is called a Nuchal scan, looks at different things to the morphology scan. As you said you need both the 12 week and 20 week scans.

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    Cool Im happy to know all of those things will be looked at. Maybe he my ob does not referr to it as a nuchal scan as he explained my options were one or the other (nuchal or nipt) and to save confusion in having people think they are paying for both unnecessarily (as obviously bloods aren't taken to accompany the 13 week scan if you have paid for nipt).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummymaybe View Post
    @witherwings NT shows things that harmony wouldn't and you can't have a morph scan before 18 weeks.

    This option might cause an issue to be missed at 12 weeks that could be fix or monitored and actually risk the bubs or mums health. Sadly unsurvivable or life limiting abnormalities are found on NT scans and termination is much more straight forward at 12 weeks than 20.
    @Shoopuf, I'm sure your NT scan will show a happy healthy baby, just don't want you to be misinformed.
    My ob referred me for an "early morph" scan in my first trimester which looked at nuchal translucency as well as nasal bone. I've had 2 NT scans in my previous pregnancies and I can tell you there really wasn't much difference, if any between an early morph(or anatomy) scan and an NT scan. As for the blood test, the harmony test is more accurate in determining chromosomal abnormalities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootsiegirl View Post
    I'm the same as @witherwings... My ob recommended NIPT and a scan, I assume like a morph scsn checking for physical abnormalities at 13 weeks. Apparently that's the standard procedure at the women's specialist scan clinic I'm having to go through.
    Yes this. Exactly. My ob wouldn't have recommended something that would put my baby or myself at risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    If you have the harmony test you might not need to do an NT blood test. I only did the harmony test and then an early morph scan. So the harmony test was around 11 weeks and then the morph scan was around 12-13 weeks from memory
    I was told you should still have the bloods, because it can indicate possible future issues with the placenta

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    You can have an ultrasound at ~12 weeks that looks at morphology without having the NT done. I didn't have the NT with DS but had a full scan to look at everything else at 12 weeks. They just didn't take the measurements of the neck fold.

    NT is done between 11-13 weeks so you will still be able to get it done in time @Shoopuf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootsiegirl View Post
    Cool Im happy to know all of those things will be looked at. Maybe he my ob does not referr to it as a nuchal scan as he explained my options were one or the other (nuchal or nipt) and to save confusion in having people think they are paying for both unnecessarily (as obviously bloods aren't taken to accompany the 13 week scan if you have paid for nipt).
    The way my ob explained it was, the NIPT (blood test combined with early anatomy scan) is more "accurate" than an NT screening (although not diagnostic like a CVS or amnio) and if you have both, they can end up with different results, leaving the mother confused and unsure which one to trust. Since the NIPT is more "accurate" than NT screening, if you're planning to do NIPT (harmony) then there is no need to do the NT screening as well.

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    I had my bloods done at 11 wks, my NT scan at 12 wks where given results immediately by head of radiology in turn we didn't need the harmony scan. I am 100% private all the way. I was only out of pocket $2500 for OB, scans, paed for baby, anastetic for c-sec.

    I'm very surprised that your gp hadn't hasn't given you referrals for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    I had my bloods done at 11 wks, my NT scan at 12 wks where given results immediately by head of radiology in turn we didn't need the harmony scan. I am 100% private all the way. I was only out of pocket $2500 for OB, scans, paed for baby, anastetic for c-sec.

    I'm very surprised that your gp hadn't hasn't given you referrals for anything.
    My GP hasn't seen me since 7.5 weeks due to me being overseas for the past 3.5 weeks. I'd imagine 7.5 weeks was maybe a bit early for her to give me any referrals.


 

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