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1st trimester screening? Mannaa 1 child; 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 3526 posts
21st Jul '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 33436 posts
21st Jul '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. 1 child; Harrison, OH, United States 69699 posts
21st Jul '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.

Squeaky McGee 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 74311 posts
21st Jul '14

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

Babadook Due January 7; 2 kids; Ireland 972 posts
21st Jul '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
21st Jul '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. 

j**k o*f Spunk, PU, Oman 113308 posts
21st Jul '14

I did the bloodwork and NT scan.

Mama2(three)Boys ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 11459 posts
21st Jul '14

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

goatfajitas 3 kids; 1 angel baby; dirty 5 thirty, CA, United States 3996 posts
21st Jul '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!

j**k o*f Spunk, PU, Oman 113308 posts
21st Jul '14

Quoting Sandyfajitas:
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!


How is your BP doing?

j**k o*f Spunk, PU, Oman 113308 posts
21st Jul '14

Quoting Sandyfajitas:
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!


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

Mannaa 1 child; 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 3526 posts
21st Jul '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. 

j**k o*f Spunk, PU, Oman 113308 posts
21st Jul '14

Quoting Mannaa:

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


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.

♥MamaToS&O♥ 2 kids; ., IL, United States 12278 posts
21st Jul '14

I dont do them because id rather not sit and worry my entire pregnancy.

taylllorrr 2 kids; Olivehurst, California 1139 posts
21st Jul '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.