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1st trimester screening? Mannaa [31 weeks] Due February 18 (boy); 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 2607 posts
status 21st Jul

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!! 

♥Mizy & #2 ♥ Due August 1; 1 child; 6 angel babies; Far far away land, GA, United States 31724 posts
21st Jul

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. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67538 posts
21st Jul

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 [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66727 posts
21st Jul

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

P.S.P.R 2 kids; Ireland 647 posts
status 21st Jul


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

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. 

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109258 posts
21st Jul

I did the bloodwork and NT scan.

Mama2(three)Boys ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 10452 posts
status 21st Jul

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

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!

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109258 posts
21st Jul

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?

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109258 posts
21st Jul

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 [31 weeks] Due February 18 (boy); 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 2607 posts
status 21st Jul

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. 

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109258 posts
21st Jul

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 11789 posts
21st Jul

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

taylllorrr Due October 9 (girl); 1 child; Olivehurst, California 1135 posts
21st Jul

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.