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Our doctor says our baby has a thickend Nuchal Fold. Did this happen to you or someone you know? If so what was the outcome? Thanks!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on May. 5, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Not sure what the Nuchal fold is, can you explain?

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:49 AM on May. 5, 2010

  • It is a sign of Down's, but it's not always reliable.

    Answer by Luvmylilmonkies at 10:53 AM on May. 5, 2010

  • Like the AFP test (quad or triple screen), scanning a NF is inconclusive. It's supposed to be a sign of Down's Syndrome. My OB doesn't even do these scans anymore because they're so inconclusive and cause unneeded worry for the parents-to-be. I do however recommend you speak thouroughly with your Doc about this, if you haven't already.

    Answer by milfalicious08 at 11:03 AM on May. 5, 2010

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