Almost midway through I opted to have an amniocentesis as the nuchal scan
and quadruple test still showed high-risk for chromosomal abnormalities.
Most commonly to see how a baby is developing during pregnancy, including a nuchal scan
to check for Down's syndrome.
Having the Down's test Pregnant women over the age of 37 are offered a blood test and a nuchal scan
(a scan of the baby's neck) to see if the baby has a high Down's risk.
Ask your GP about an early (11-13 weeks) nuchal scan
, designed to pick up a tell-tale Down's abnormality non-invasively.
If a blood test and nuchal scan
(of the baby's neck) suggests a high Down's risk, you'll be offered one of the following invasive procedures.
Consider if you want a nuchal scan
- you will be offered one if you're over 37.
These include a special ultrasound scan around 11-13 weeks called a nuchal scan
, and the Bart's test at 16 weeks when a mother's blood is checked, to indicate whether there is an increased risk of a Down's syndrome baby.