Wednesday last week, I had my nuchal translucency screening at the Fetal Medicine Center in Dubai Healthcare City. It was a test to find out the risk of the baby having down syndrome. All in all, it was a pretty easy procedure. The sonographer just measured the fluid behind baby’s neck and checked whether it has a nasal bone. They also took a couple of vials of blood from me, and both test results were merged to come up with a final result. Thank heavens the results came out normal! The official results in paper came in last Monday afternoon and my risk was in a ratio of 1:16905.
I’ve had screening for like 5 times already since I conceived, and this most recent one is my favorite of all. Know why? Because I got to find out the gender of the baby. The sonographer told me that it’s 90% accurate, but I already had the same feeling the moment I learned I was expecting.
Although Ryan wasn’t with me during the screening as he had to be at work, he didn’t miss much because the entire 7-minute sonogram was saved in a DVD. As soon as we got home, the Dad-to-be eagerly watched the video and was so happy to see that baby is doing fine.
So here’s the first video of our little angel. Let me know what you think about the baby’s gender, alright?