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1st trimester screening? Mannaa 1 child; 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 3907 posts
Jul 21st '14

Hi ladies. I have my appt today and am nervous as hell. It's so terrifying. Anyway, I think the doctor will be asking us about the screenings! Has anyone done them? It's just the blood test right? Anyone NOT done them and why? Thanks in advance!! 

mama ♥'s her Mizy & Vel 2 kids; 6 angel babies; Far far away land, GA, United States 33471 posts
Jul 21st '14

I didn't with my daughter mainly because some of them are known for false positives, and I didn't want to be in constant worry about something being wrong. 

kthx. TTC since Mar 2016; 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69890 posts
Jul 21st '14

The NT scan?

i did it because it was an extra ultrasound. It's an ultrasound and blood work, btw. Mine came back all normal. The techs had a difficult time getting measurements because baby wouldn't lift it's head away from my uterus too much lol so I got two ultrasounds.. Which I loved lol.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jul 21st '14

The quad screen? I didn't do it. I didn't need anything else to worry about.

_Firefly_ Due May 6; 3 kids; Ireland 1331 posts
status Jul 21st '14


We don't get offered any screenings as far as i know, we do get blood tests. Personally i wouldn't turn down anything that's gonna check on my baby unless it was invasive like the amniotic fluid tests n all that.. Good luck :)

Mama Walters Due July 11 (boy); 3 kids; United States 81 posts
Jul 21st '14

I didn't do them with any of my children because of the false positives. My sister did the screenings with both of her kids and got false positives both times. 

Mama2(three)Boys ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 11549 posts
Jul 21st '14

yup every pregnancy I got the ultrasound and the blood screening.

goatfajitas Due September 16; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; dirty 5 thirty, CA, United States 4013 posts
Jul 21st '14

I only did it with this baby, because I wanted the extra sono, but usually i opt out. They can cause some serious stress if you get a false positive, and it's pretty common to happen. My sister in law almost terminated over a false positive,  so glad she didn't because I love the heck out of my very healthy nephew!

Mannaa 1 child; 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 3907 posts
Jul 21st '14

Quoting Phallus Cranium:

You cannot terminate unless you have a DIAGNOSTIC test that shows and confirms if a fetus is positive for genetic or NT issues.

CVS or Amnio


You can def terminate where I live. Not that I ever would. But yes you can over here. 

taylllorrr Due August 12; 2 kids; Cheyenne, WY, United States 1141 posts
Jul 21st '14

We did the blood tests with my first, eveything came back negative with like a 1 in 20,000 chance.

We opted out this time just because so many times they come back with false positives and I didn't want the additional stress, specially with my husband deployed.

So far we havent had any need for concern.

Mannaa 1 child; 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 3907 posts
Jul 21st '14

Quoting Phallus Cranium:

Yes, but you can't terminate based off of the screening alone is my point.

It needs to be confirmed with a DIASGNOSTIC (i.e. CVS or amnio) before any physician would entertain the idea of terminating the pregnancy based on first trimester screening alone.


Oh yes of course, gotcha. 

bia. 3 kids; ., ., Portugal 98639 posts
Jul 21st '14

Is that for the DS testing? a blood test then scan? between 9-12 weeks, right? if so, yes I did it. with both of my kids, and I would have again.

Mannaa 1 child; 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 3907 posts
Jul 21st '14

Quoting bia.:
Is that for the DS testing? a blood test then scan? between 9-12 weeks, right? if so, yes I did it. with both of my kids, and I would have again.


Yes. I'm scared Very Sad

bia. 3 kids; ., ., Portugal 98639 posts
Jul 21st '14

Quoting Mannaa:

Yes. I'm scared Very Sad


Why? I'm sure everything is fine. <3 

Elle&Cole⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32549 posts
Jul 21st '14

I did the NT scan and blood work. Our insurance covered it  both times and I like to be prepared and I like the ultrasound :)