i didnt say 24. hehe...
Eh, I am not sure lei, because my medical lecturer told us the same thing as what my Gynae told me Mine not Oscar.
What I know is that I am not checking for neural tubes defect/spina bifida=) That one is done in 1st trimester as the liquid will be absorbed/drained by the lymphatic system of the baby's so it's useless to be done in the 2nd trimester=) As you cannot see the transparent thing behind your baby via scan in 2nd trimester.
So yes I understand what you mean.
This one Gynae said oh and I signed the form also indicated Rubella,HIV,triple test all the screening tests ...Hepatitis also. Even throughout pregnancy can check for mummy's blood for downsyndrome so Down syndrome no need scan also possible. They can detect. My family clinic told me before too when I once visited him to take MC. But my case lower chance(hopefully!) because both hubby and me early twenties so it's just extra test.So, it's fine I told gynae not necessary. I'm not going to abort or anythg even if baby high chance. But this one screening for diseases see if me or baby safe to continue with pregnancy especially with the diseases mentioned above. My friend at KK and NUHs also didnt check for the 1st trimester thingy. They only went for the 16 week test and the 20-22 week scan(the 2nd trimester scan to check our baby from head to toe, in and out). Quite excited but nervous.
Hope everythgs go well with all you mummies=))