Please forgive my ignorance - first time pregnancy.
I am a little confused by the 12 week scan. If the outcome of the NT scan doesn't concern you, ie aborting is not an option, is it still a good idea to have the 12 week scan? I'd very much like to see the baby and check it is growing etc, however am a little concerned about the purpose of the scan... Can you help fill me in?
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29-10-2013 22:44 #1Senior Member
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12 Week Scan - Do you go if you don't care about result?
29-10-2013 22:48 #2
We didn't do that scan for either pregnancy as termination is not an option for our family.
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29-10-2013 22:48 #3
I didn't have a 12 week scan. We wouldn't have terminated regardless of the result so I didn't see the point, we loved our bub already no matter what the scan showed.
Good luck xx
29-10-2013 23:04 #4
I had the 12 week scan. . though we knew no matter the outcome that we would have our baby. It was still exciting to see our baby growing etc.
The 20 week one is very important. They can detect heart problems and be prepared for if there are issues. I say this as awareness because my dd has a heart defect that was detected at 20 weeks. .. it most likely saved her life.
So yeah. . . We still had scans no matter the outcome.
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29-10-2013 23:08 #5Senior Member
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I have never had the 12 week scan as wouldn't end things. I'm just going to ask my OB for extra scans in his office to see bub.
29-10-2013 23:16 #6
I think the 12 week scan is a good idea because it will give you peace of mind that baby is ok and you've made it past those first 12 weeks when risk of miscarriage is higher.
29-10-2013 23:17 #7
I've never had the nt scan with any of my pregnancies, I was keeping my baby regardless
29-10-2013 23:22 #8
29-10-2013 23:58 #9
As pp said, you can have the scan bit not have bloods or nt measurments done
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30-10-2013 00:18 #10Senior Member
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong.. But wasn't the '12 week scan' originally used to check baby's heart beat and ensure the pregnancy was still progressing..? As well as confirming dates..
These days the 12 week scan is referred to the NT scan and combined with the blood tests as its a safer procedure than getting an amino done if you are higher risk (which of course is still an option in the second trimester)
I guess my point is that there's more to the 12 week scan than JUST the NT testing..
Like many others, terminating isn't an option and I wasn't bothered with the actual tests and results but I did them anyway just so I could confirm that my pregnancy was progressing and baby was going well..
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