Saw a High Risk Specialist today...
and it went great! :)
Since I am 36, have a cousin with Down Syndrome and did an IUI I had some risk factors that required a visit with a Maternal Fetal Specialist.
They did an ultrasound to measure the thickness of the neck/fluid and to look for the nasal bone. It was the first u/s I had that was not trans-vaginal. What a relief! Baby wasn't cooperating at first so she had to kind of poke my stomach a bit to get it to move to the right position.
Met with the specialist right after and he said the fluid should measure at less than 3mm and ours was 1.01mm. Well below the acceptable high-end! Also the nasal bone was clearly visible which is good.
Those things combined changed my risk level. It went from 1 in 218 for Downs to 1 in 881 and from 1 in 393 for Trisonomy (far worse diseases than Downs) to 1 in 7,841 both of which are within the normal range for a "standard" pregnancy.
I am so, so relieved. I just have to wait for the results on the 8 tubes of blood they took last week and that determines if I can continue with a regular OB or whether I stick with the Specialist a bit longer.
I have one more appt in 2 weeks with the mid-wife and the specialist wants me to make an anatomy scan appt in Nashville for week 18 which is Thanksgiving week. Can't wait to find out out if we're having a girl or boy!