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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    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.
    My ob gave me referrals for bloods, NT scan and morph scan, at my 8 week appointment, and even booked the scans in for me, at the same time. I'm private though, so no idea how things differ, public to private

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    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.
    I got all my referrals at 6wks at my first OB appt and they booked them all in. I'd make some calls tomorrow about it but please don't stress about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    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.
    I don't think you need to worry, you have plenty of time to do the NT scan & blood test. Lots of women don't get any antenatal care or screening until 2nd trimester because they don't even know they're pregnant.

    Just try to see your GP soon so you can get booked in for the scan & blood test ASAP (in case they are booked out).

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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.
    I had an NT at 12 weeks, Early Morph at 15 weeks and Morph at 19 weeks with my last pregnancy, due to history.

    If you've had issues in the past they often refer you for a big scan at 15 weeks.

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    With ds1, after a loss at 20 weeks, I had an anatomy/morph scan with my NT scan, another at 16 weeks and another at 20.

    OP, my referral for NT scan usually said bloods at 10 weeks and scan at 11-13 weeks. You have time to do all and if you're doing the harmony as well then I wouldn't worry too much about timing of your NT bloods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    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.
    My ob says that same and advised there is no need to do an NT scan if you are having the nipt as the results from the nipt are more accurate (and not just a ratio like the nt scan provides).
    Most people don't want to pay for the nipt though unless their nt scan comes back with a higher ratio.

    I'm doing the nipt rather than the scan this time as I'm 37 and I had a loss a few months ago which was trisomy 21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    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.
    I was given my referrals at 6 weeks so it's not too early. I see a private obstetrician though, not a GP.

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    Wow how confusing! But glad I read along for the info. My fertility specialist gave me referral for nipt, NT and NT bloods. Since my nipt is tomorrow I might call the women's imaging center and discuss my options of just having a morph scan since the nipt will be done prior.

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    My SIL is a radiographer and she prefers women closer to 13 weeks... I thinks it's a bit easier to see everything. I think the bloods just need to be in before the scan just so they know for anything special to check for.... Plus they use the blood and the scan to come up with the result... So if they don't have the bloods it delays the result...

    Harmony is any time after 10 weeks... I don't think there is a maximum time IYKWIM I think people just go right on 10 weeks as they are easer... Not 100% sure if doctors can refer but I don't see why not... Actually if I remember o didn't actually need the referral... The lady at the collection centre laughed and said she wasn't sure why doctors keep writing them... I Think because it's a private test you don't technically need a referal...

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    Just an update - saw my GP today and she's booked me for the NT scan on Monday. The place I am going does the scan and the bloods the same day, and then sends you back to your doctor for results one week later.

    So glad it is organised!

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