Hello, I haven't joined this board because I got pregnant very much by surprise with this baby (our 4th) and I had just come to terms with it. Yesterday, I went in for a dating u/s and measured 10w4d. I waited over an hour in the exam room afterwards to see my doctor, but he was called away for two emergencies and I ended up having to leave the office. He called me personally about an hour after that and asked me to come back in two weeks for another u/s as there appears to be a fluid filled space at the back of the baby's neck that measures 3.6mm. I went from being so happy to feeling like I've been punched in the stomach. I'm so worried that something is wrong now. I can't eat and I'm so anxious. I'll be 12w4d for the next u/s to do measurements again. I've been reading that many women get false results and worry for nothing in the end. I can't tell you what this has done to me. I feel devastated at the thought that something could be wrong with our baby. I'd appreciate any words of encouragement.
In the past, I've only had an 8 week and 16 week scan, so I'm not familiar with looking at a 10 week baby. I'm putting up the u/s picture. Honestly, the space that they're talking about looks like the amniotic sac to me and I don't understand how that could be part of the baby's head? It's a very faint line to the right of the head...more like white dots. It looks the same under the baby's feet...more white dots. I can't believe I have to wait 13 more days to get more answers. The wait is terrible and I wish I would have never gotten this u/s. I understand that a true NT test is done by a specially trained technician and I don't think my doctor's u/s tech fits that criteria, but I'm not sure.