12 weeks skin thick around fetal neck ....is there any hope!

Mom14 - posted on 12/19/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

3

0

0

Hi everyone, I’m new here this is my first time posting .I’m a mom 42 years old and a mom of two beautiful girls 10 and 7 . I’m 12 week pregnant I did the NT ultrasound screen about two days ago and they found change in the skin behind the neck which indicate a genetic defect or heart defect .although I know my age alone is a high risk for chromosomal abnormalities but I was full of hope that everything is going to be OK .I was so happy to see my baby moving around and heart beat was 153 ,with a mom’s heart I felt everything is just fine .till the Doctor came in and hit me with the bad news she said this is evidence of an underlying trisomy could be Down or 13 0r 18 . I’m scare to death .me and my hubby went through Genetic counseling yesterday and we decided to do the blood test for Down and the other two syndromes. The test result will come back in about a week .I’m trying my best to stay positive it’s like someone turned off the light I just pray for strength and I hope that the result comes back negative is there any one with similar experience is there any chance that this could still be a normal baby with no genetic defect .I will be 43 at the time of delivery. ( in total I had 2 kids and 1 miscarriage about a year ago)

2 Comments

View replies by

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms