From the article: Nuchal Translucency Screening - Nuchal Fold Testing for Down Syndrome
Many women have looked into the nuchal fold testing and been thrilled with this first trimester screening for Down Syndrome. Were you offered nuchal fold testing? Did you choose to do it? How was your experience? What other testing did you use? Share Your Experience
A worry-alot screening
- My results were a 1 in 41 chance of my baby having a disorder. I can't do anything but worry now. It is no longer a fun and exciting experience for me. My husband cried. I'm 35 and will be 36 when the baby is born. I wish my doctor would not have even told me about the screening. I have 2 other healthy children without knowing the odds so I should've just kept on the same path. If I could do it over again, I wouldn't have done the screening.
- —Guest Nisha
I skipped this test
- I found this screening test to be so much more trouble than its worth. False positives are common and the result is not a diagnosis. It merely gives you odds and my baby is not a horse race. All this test does is ensure aggravation. Particularly if you decide that you won't have any further testing no matter what the "odds" are. Chromosomal abnormalities can't be changed, after all. Reassurance? No. Needless worry? Probably.
- —Guest jac
- I was very scared because no one wants to hear any bad news but I am so glad I did it! I was referred to a top Doctor in Pasadena he checked every bone from the fetus and did blood work! At 20 weeks he saw me again and all test showed no problems! Now I have a healthy baby girl and I will recommend this test to every pregnant woman no matter the age! It's a good way to keep a peaceful state of mind during the entire pregnancy!
- —Guest Bianca
I had it!
- It was offered to me in my last pregnancy. I was 36. My doctor said that it was just a screening, but it was pretty accurate. It could also be done earlier and didn't require a visit to the lab! (I hate having my blood drawn.)