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Nuchal scan what happens?

Hey guys,

I have my Nuchal scan this Thursday at 13 weeks - is this just a normal scan and they measure the baby on screen and tell me verbally whether is it ok or not there and then? Does anything else happen? Bloods etc?

I have to do it on my own as my OH is away with work.

Thanks in advance!

Xxx

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Hey. This is normal. They will measure the fluid at the back of the neck, the nuchal fold, and they will take bloods. They put all these results and your age into a computer to get your risk of downs, Edwards and patau syndrome. They will usually point things out to you, head, brain, limbs, heart but your anomaly scan will be at 20 weeks. Hope all goes 😁

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Thanks for your reply - do I get the results straight away that day? Xxx

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I was meant to say you won't get the results the same day but its usually within a week xx

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Ah ok thanks JoJo! 🀞 more waiting arghhh πŸ˜‚ xxx

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Wait until you have to wait for your 20 week scan - that draaaaaaaags! 😁 Worth it though. Look forward to your updates xx

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Oh yes I can imagine!!! We are waiting experts 🀣 xxx

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Good luck for Thursday hun. Jojo has said it all. Looking forward to your update

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Aww thanks hon πŸ˜€ I am so impatient! πŸ€ͺ xxx

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Me too when it comes to these things. πŸ˜˜πŸ’

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I'm sure someone posted on one of my posts they waited in the hospital and got results same, day. I'll check for you maybe ask your hospital if you can wait and get them same day. I'll check and send you the link if I find it xxx

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I did feel like some ladies posted the results same day but I thought maybe I was wrong. It might just depend on the hospital.

Slightly nervous doing on my own. But must be brave πŸ’ͺ 2😁

Xxx

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I don't know how to bloody save link and post it to you on this stupid phone but if you go to my post "meet our little wriggler" scroll down to Emma d71 I think user name is she waited for two hours to get results. Ask your hospital if you can wait if you really want them ASAP. You'll be fine hun it's nerve wracking but it's normal hun. I'm sure everything will be fine πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

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Good advice thanks so much - I will do that. They have a Costa so can just wait πŸ˜€ a week will kill me! 🀣

Will find the post! Thanks!! Xxx

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Sorry tried to post it but it went straight to Emma's profile xx. Yes if they'll do it it's worth it to relieve some anxiety xxx

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Found the post!! Great! Thanks for the tip 😘

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Your welcome. Hope all goes well hun. Keep us updated πŸ˜˜πŸ’

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Yes will update as soon as I know 😁 xxx

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A couple of hours? That's not fair. Mine came exactly a week later but evryone else I know got theirs within 2/3 days! Xx

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I know mines, came through post a, week later. But what I'm gathering is that if you ask to get them ASAP that day they'll tell you to wait for them for that two hours not sure if every hospital does it. πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

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Hope all goes well x

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Thanks hon. Me too! Hope you are ok xxx

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I’m ok just feel a little in limbo at the min.

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Yes you must be. Have you been able to take any time off to recover? X

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I work part time so i don’t feel I need to take time off. I just feel drab with no energy I got up and had breakfast but went back to bed til 1 today I felt sick. I’m going to have to pull myself around maybe decorate my eldest bedroom or something.

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Yes maybe give yourself a project. Sending you hugs. It can't be an easy time for you. Xxx

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I had mine on Tuesday. Hospital told me it could take up to 2 weeks for the results to arrive (though would phone sooner if any issues) and definitely didn’t give me an option of waiting. Hope you get yours sooner!

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Thanks Lynn - that is a long wait! Xxx

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Just wanted to wish you luck for Thursday, hope it all goes well!xxx

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Thanks hon! I was expecting to get the results straight away! eeek - hopefully they can give me some indication.

Thanks for your well wishes - keep fingers crossed! I am doing it on my own so a bit nervous!

xxx

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Hope so too, what a heck of a wait!!xx

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Are you managing to stay away from Google? :) xxx

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Nope.....ha ha ha no point in lying! Its actually the only thing that keeps me sane....know its no for everyone but at least I can look for hope stories to keep me going! Hubby already thinks it hasnt worked but I think he is just scared to be hopeful!xx

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I know - I search for positives stories too! How many days are you now? xxx

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Scan this afternoon! Keep your fingers crossed guys! I have to do it on my own so feeling a bit jittery!!

13 weeks today - praying all ok.

🀞🀞🀞😊

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