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You can also wait and combine the results with second trimester screening results for more information about your baby's risk before you decide whether to proceed with an amnio.

The NT scan is offered to all pregnant women in the first trimester.

Please obtain your own professional medical advice on your pregnancy because NONE of the information below has been fact checked.*Again, please make sure you seek your own professional medical advice on your pregnancy.

I was found to have a very high IQ and was diagnosed as “gifted”(which basically means your idea of bliss is reading textbooks and studying piano sheet music), so my college teachers pushed me into going to medical school and I was tempted.

The nuchal translucency scan (also called the NT scan) uses ultrasound to assess your developing baby's risk of having Down syndrome (DS) and some other chromosomal abnormalities, as well as major congenital heart problems.

The NT scan measures the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of your baby's neck.

You won’t have known that you’re pregnant long, but your 12 week dating scan offers an exciting opportunity to see your little one developing in the womb and give you an idea of your estimated due date (EDD).

You should have your first pregnancy ultrasound scan in between 10 weeks and 13 weeks pregnant, but it can vary on a couple of other factors including where you live and how you’ve been up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

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