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    Good on you for having your concerns listened to and taken seriously, and congratulations on the birth of your baby girl

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    My partner and I are only young I'm 23 his 29 we found out we were having twins, come our 12week scan everything was perfect low percentile for DS for both bubs come 19weeks we found out we were expecting a boy and girl !! come our 28 week scan we were told our daughter had an absent nasal bone and that the percentile went up for our daughter naturally we freaked out and read blog after blog about what other couples had been told and their story, we could but couldn't do tests as that would mean we had the possibility of losing our son or early labour and complications. Every two weeks when we would go for scans we had asked the ultrasound technician to look and we we're told that if it wasn't there at 28weeks it would not grow and be there now and to prepare as she would have DS.
    Either way we didn't mind as long as both bubs were born healthy and happy, our twins were born on the 16 and 17th of March, both healthy and surprise she has a nasal bone.. Just comes to show that doctors don't always know whats going to happen and shouldn't dismiss anyone who asks to check time and time again if it has come up in the newer scans, and to not stress people and tell them they have to do all these risky tests when they are not needed.
    We feel for anyone else that has been in the same position and wish all the best, just have faith and believe your gut instinct. =)

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    Oh wow Kizz you must have been beside yourself the whole pregnancy! Glad to hear everything worked out. So do your twins have different birthdates?

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    Default Our experience with absent nasal bone

    Hi everyone,

    Our baby had an absent nasal bone on ultrasounds, and he was born healthy in September 2015. Looking through these forums while I was pregnant gave my husband and I hope, though doctors had prepared us for Down's or other genetic disorders. Our doctors didn't know much about what an absent nasal bone meant, so I wanted to check back here and share our positive outcome.

    Details of our experience...

    Our baby boy showed an absent nasal bone at our 20-week scan, so we had an NIPT. That came back clear, which was a huge relief -- the 10 days we had to wait for the result were very difficult.

    The missing nasal bone was our baby's only soft marker for Down's, yet even with an NIPT in our favor the doctor suggested there was a chance the baby had a genetic disorder. We had an echo done, and that came back clear, too.

    We opted not to do an amnio because we didn't find out about this until week 20, and we were traveling overseas until week 24 -- and we didn't feel comfortable taking the risk of an amnio that late in the pregnancy, when it was possible we had a healthy fetus.

    Instead, we worried our entire pregnancy. At each subsequent scan, we'd ask the tech to look for the nasal bone, but it never showed up. We did have some good news at a scan sometime after the 30+ week mark: the baby measured big for its age (many Down's babies are small). Our doctors had said there was a possibility the lack of a nasal bone was a natural variant that wouldn't affect the baby's health (even though that's more common in Asian and African-American babies, and we're both Caucasian), so that's what we hoped for.

    Now our little babe has arrived, and he shows no health problems. We actually don't even know whether he has a nasal bone, because the doctors said it doesn't really matter since he has no genetic disorders, nor any problems with breathing.

    We feel fortunate, but we also still think of all the parents who are in a similar situation to us but see a different outcome. Our message is this: A missing nasal bone doesn't necessarily mean Down Syndrome, especially if it's your only baby's only marker.

    Sending hugs to you all.

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