I cared about the result, but wouldn't have terminated. I felt if there was an issue I could be more prepared and educated for when bubs arrived.
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30-10-2013 16:08 #21
30-10-2013 16:08 #22
I didn't have the scan done because I wouldn't terminate & I wouldn't want to know (at least at that stage).
Some people get it done because even if they wouldn't terminate, they want to know.
Others get it done just to see their baby - but you need to be careful as if the result is not so good your dr may start discussing further testing or termination with you (or may recommend it based on the results) so you need to determine how you'll feel about that.
Eta: some people have mention the hb & checking whether pregnancy will continue...my bub's heartbeat was checked by my midwife at 13 weeks using a doppler, you don't necessarily need a scan to check this (usually) once you get to 12 weeks.
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30-10-2013 16:12 #23Senior Member
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The nt scan is not just about the nt result. They look at other things & check baby is growing properly. If I knew I wasn't going to terminate I would still want to be prepared.
30-10-2013 16:18 #24
Ive had 3 babies and never had an NT scan. We chose not to. With my 3rd pregnancy I only had a scan at 17 weeks and then at 21 weeks, and the 17 week scan was because I was admitted to hospital with pulled muscles from carrying my then 2.5 year old too much and they wanted to make sure the baby was ok.
I was never pressured by my drs or midwives to have the NT scan. My midwife and ob actually said that the scan is not really necessary given my young age and the fact that we wouldnt terminate.
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30-10-2013 16:24 #25-
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Even though I wouldn't have aborted a bub with a disability I still had the 12 week scans for several reasons:
- I wanted to make sure bub was ok (ie no missed miscarriage)
- If bub was disabled I wanted to know so I could prepare (eg research care and education options, or if bub would not survive to seek support early). I find being prepared and organised helps me in difficult times.
30-10-2013 16:32 #26Senior Member
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I was never aware that the point of it was to determine whether or not mum would terminate - I thought it was to check for certain abnormalities. I had a few scans during my pregnancy, none of which were to tempt me to terminate or not, but to keep me informed of how the baby was. If he had a cleft palate, heart issues, an extra chromosome, I would have wanted to know and be prepared.
30-10-2013 16:54 #27
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