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This is the best picture we could get. Looking more and more baby-like every day!
We had the screen at 1pm...and I've been on tenderhooks since then waiting for the doctor to call with the official results. He just finally called.
Our baseline risk of trisomy 21, considering my age + the fact that we have had a prior trisomy 21 pregnancy, is 1 in 74 (gulp).
Using the nuchal fold measurement + the bloodwork, our risk has dropped to 1 in 990 (!).
Our baseline risk of trisomy 13 and 18 is 1 in 227.
Using the nuchal fold measurement + the bloodwork, our risk has dropped to 1 in 4,521 (!).
I also asked about triploidy, since that is the one thing we weren't able to test for ahead of time. He said that by this gestational age, a triploid pregnancy would look abnormal and have a smaller amount of amniotic fluid than expected. He said it would also likely screen positive on the nuchal screen. He said he had never seen a pregnancy look this good and turn out to be triploid.
I think it is sinking in.
We are pregnant.
We are really pregnant!
And things are looking good so far!!
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