Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:56 pm
I think they will blame autism on anything. I'm high risk and have a number of ultrasounds during pregnancy. Sometimes you have to weigh the risks with the benefits. That said, I chose the blood test vs the NT scan this time (had the scan with my son) and that was at my OB's advice. The NT scan, coupled with blood work and other factors, only gives you a risk scenario. So "your baby has a 1 in 250 chance of having Downs", etc. It can never tell you that your baby has a problem, it just may suggest that you have further testing. The blood test, while not 100% accurate either, has the same sensitivity as CVS testing. If positive, it very likely means your baby has that particular condition, etc.
Anyway, we chose the blood test, minus the gender portion.
Mason - 3/6/12