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Did you do the NT scan if you did PGD?

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23-Aug-10 3:37 pm

We did 5 probe PGD so I'm wondering if we should do the NT scan or not.  I asked about it today and it basically checks for problems associated with chromosomes 21, 13 and 18, which is exactly what we checked for with PGD.  I trust the PGD report, but know that it's only one cell that's analyzed, and it could have been mosaic.  Doubt it, but is it enough of a chance to merit doing the scan?

It'll also give me an opportunity to check on the nub for the first time, not that they'll be boys after doing PGD either, but always good to confirm.  My only hesitancy is that things might not look perfect, and then I'll worry until whatever later date when they confirm things.  What do you think?

BTW - we did another scan today at my appointment and they're both looking great.  They're starting to look more human with little legs buds and arms.  So cool!

 

 

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23-Aug-10 4:03 pm

 I did a 9 Probe PGD panel and did not do the NT exam.  Had it been offered to me, I probably would have.

 But the NT exam has never been offered to me.  Not with my boys, my HT baby or this baby that I'm PG with now.  

My Dr didn't offer me the quad/triple (?) screen blood test during my HT pregnancy.  I didn't even think  about it until months later, but since I did PGD, I guess she figured it wasn't necessary.  I have done it with all my other pregnancies though.  

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23-Aug-10 4:20 pm

I absolutely think you should do it.  1. It is a chance to see the babies and since you are carrying twins, you are high risk and I think it would be good to check in on them.  I think more information is better...there could be heart issues, etc that they could detect already and possibly do something about!

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23-Aug-10 4:26 pm

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I think more information is better...there could be heart issues, etc that they could detect already and possibly do something about!

Good point.  Done!

 

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23-Aug-10 4:32 pm

I did it. It's very little (if any) risk.

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23-Aug-10 5:58 pm

 I just had mine today, though I only did a three probe so I am still at risk for 13 and 18.  As others have said, why not take a peek at the little girlies.  It was very reassuring to see her again (I haven't had an US since the 6 weeks HB appointment).

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23-Aug-10 6:34 pm

Yes, totally!!  It was not expensive, and was nice to have the extra reassurance that all looked great. 

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23-Aug-10 8:21 pm

I plan to do the scans/tests when the time comes, and my clinic encourages it.  Since it's so safe, I'd rather feel extra confident about my baby's health.

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23-Aug-10 8:23 pm

I would do it even if you skip the bloods part and just do the scan so you can see the babies again!

 

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23-Aug-10 8:34 pm

I did it. Good chance to see bub, get a nub shot and make sure all looked well. Happy

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23-Aug-10 8:46 pm

I will absolutely do it, just to be on a safe side, PGD is not perfect! Good luck!

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23-Aug-10 10:44 pm

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there could be heart issues, etc that they could detect already and possibly do something about!

What kind of heart problems can they treat at 12 wks?

 

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23-Aug-10 11:24 pm

I did not, I have not done it for any of my kids. I am one that is having the child anyway, so the u/s at 20wks is good enough.

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23-Aug-10 11:32 pm
Yes, I did it anyway, even though I knew that the results would be great, I just wanted to take every opportunity to see my little sweety! Good luck!

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there could be heart issues, etc that they could detect already and possibly do something about!

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What kind of heart problems can they treat at 12 wks?

In January of 2006, doctors performed the first in utero operation where a cardiac device was implanted in the growing fetus' tiny heart.  16 specialists at Children's Hospital in Boston were part of the operation where a lifesaving stent was put into baby Grace's malformed heart to help her to develop better. 

The parents were informed after a sonogram that their daughter had hypoplastic left-heart syndrome.  This is a congenital defect where the left ventricle of the heart doesn't develop.  Doctors explained that Grace would have a 20% chance of survival even if she had open heart surgery immediately after she was delivered.  With the in utero procedure that they did, they expected that Grace had a significantly higher chance of survival after delivery.

How In Utero Surgery Works

Similar operations have been performed many times in Boston, and other places throughout the United States.  Many times one part of the heart grows more slowly than the other, and actually begins to shrink due to this problem and the lack of blood flow.  This part of the heart needs to be expanded to allow blood to flow properly and for the heart to develop.

The procedure starts with the doctors placing a needle through the mother's abdomen, into the uterus, through the baby's skin and exactly into the baby's heart.  This technology is amazing, as it needs to be incredibly exact. In utero, the baby's heart is approximately the same size as a grape.  A sonogram is used during the procedure so that the doctor can ensure that he is putting the needle in exactly the right location.  Once the needle reaches the blocked valve, a balloon is inflated, allowing blood to flow again to the ventricle.  Once the blood is able to flow again, the heart begins to grow.  And this, obviously, makes a huge difference in a baby's development and potential for a normal life outside of the womb. 

These, and other, in utero procedures are changing the face of neo-natal medicine.  They are helping families to make difficult decisions and they are decreasing the rates of children being born with life threatening issues. 

-Also, there is Amniotic Band Syndrome where a child can lose a linb and can possibly be corrected in utero.

-A friend of mine had twins with TTTS and they were operated on in utero around 30 weeks b/c they were both about to die and they are now over a year old.

-Aortic Spenosis can be fixed in utero

-Ablation of anastomotic vessels in acardiac twins;

-Laser ablation of anastomotic vessels in early, severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome;

-Removal of sacrococcygeal teratoma;

-Resection of malformed pulmonary tissue, or placement of a thoraco-amniotic shunt as a treatment of either of the following:

  1. congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation; or 
  2. extralobar pulmonary sequestration;

- Vesico-amniotic shunting as a treatment of urinary tract obstruction.  

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