As in the title, thick skin showed up. They can't determine how thick it is yet, I have to go back next week for another scan - when the baby will be a little bigger.
They say that this is a sign of chromosomal abnormalities, possible Down Syndrome. I will have to do another test for that in 4 weeks if next weeks scan shows enough thickness.
Is anyone else in the same position? Or have any positive stories??
I edited the title of the thread so that people know it's about the Nuchal scan.
It is a good thing they are calling you back in for another scan, babies in the womb can under go growth spurts so it's best that they check to be sure.
If it turns out that there are chromosomal abnormalities the you will have options and there are suport groups to help you and your partner no matter what you decide and there are plenty of support as well for children who are born with down syndrome who can go on to live independant lives and are a joy to thier famlies.
I hope things go well for you, not knowing for sure either way can be agony.
http://www.downsyndrome.ie is the national site and they have a section for those who are expecting.
They have information and a support team availible.
thanks so much for editing- and for information!
I was given a 1/251 chance of down syndrome etc. in my combined nuchal scan, blood works. Had the amnicenthesis and everything was fine. I have a friend in Belgium who had the thickening of the neck but again after amnio it turned out everything was fine. Hope that helps. Feel free to pm me if you have any questions. I feel for you cause this is a very anxious time.
p.s. Professor Malone did my amnio and he is the top guy in ireland.
A friend of mine has baby that showed thick skin on the neck at the first ultra-sound... turned out to be nothing, he's now a healthy normal (naughty, grubby, game console loving, BMXing) 13 year old!
thanks for the positive stories... I love to hear them!!!!!!!