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NT Scan results - mixed emotions

Jul 29, 2010 - 3 comments

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Mixed emotions after today's scans:

Excellent Fantastic News:

Bub kicked back when the OB pushed too hard on my belly doing the scan, it was very cute!

Heart beat galloping away and growing at a good size (about a day ahead).

We are booked in to the Private Hospital for the birth and I'm waiting to hear back on the dates for the child birthing classes. very exciting stuff!

Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome) is very low risk. I went from Background risk of 1 in 1205 out to 1 in 15,275.

Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome – the scary one – low birth survival rate) is also very low risk, I went from background risk of 1 in 384 out to 1 in 7,685.

The not so excellent news:

Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) is the only one were my risk increased and I am high risk. I went from a background risk of 1 in 156 down to 1 in 92.
Bub could still be one of the 91 that are normal, and the risk has come from something found in my blood (low PAPP-A), not a physical defect found on Bub (of which there were none… all completely normal!) He reassured us that if I’d had these results as a woman in her 20’s, then I would be considered low risk. The large part of my risk is the background risk, which is all due to the fact that I am over 35.

As we have decided not to do an amnio, he will keep an eye on the baby’s heart & digestive system which are the two most common problems in Down’s babies.Downs won't affect our decision to continue the way that Trisomy 18 would have, so it's not worth the risk to bub.

going to spend tonight trying to re-catch my happy train!


testing

Jun 08, 2010 - 0 comments

I had a Beta Test done today. my initial test was only 156 which is kind of low for 4w3d, but this time it is 6090, which is within the normal range, but at the low end. This means that it is doubling up quite well and possibly catching up. There is concern that my progesterone has not risen enough though so they've booked me in for an urgent scan to have a look and see where the embryo is. so relieved on one hand.... worried on the other....  there should be a rule that if it was difficult to conceive it should be easy to carry!!!!!!!

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Spotting some more

Jun 04, 2010 - 0 comments

so it was sometimes brown, sometimes nothing and then again this afternoon it was pink. I have no idea what to think about this... If it's still going on Monday I'm calling the RE. Nothing I can do but look after myself anyway.

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pink tinge

Jun 03, 2010 - 0 comments

ok Kaz... calm down..

one wipe with a pink tinge isn't the end... wait for tomorrow... if you can sleep!!!!!

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