Posted by: laura_jane86
So I don't know how accurate the nuchal test is now. But that could just be me being a little synical now.
They aren't, which is why we refused this test. In OUR eyes it creates unnecessary stress, especially as we wouldn't have done anything with the results. People tend to look at the worst case scenario and run with it. They hear 1 in 6 and freak out when they might not need to. I had a dear friend who thought she was getting a 'perfect' baby so when he was born with DS they were unsurprisingly shocked. He unfortunately passed away due to a medical mistake when he was 9 months old but he was the happiest baby I ever knew.
Had we had a 'bad' result, I would have felt somewhat obligated to do further testing, not because we would do anything with the results but so that we could be prepared...so we took it out of our hands and decided to take what we got given. Which is not to say that's what everyone has to do, just that we didn't see the point in worrying about something that a) we couldn't change and b) that we wouldn't do anything about anyway.
Good luck for everyone waiting on test results. Hope you get the answers you want.