Hi Melcochas,Im going for my scan tomorrow to double confirm whether i should go for the down syndrome test. I heard it's quite risky? Share anyone?
Oscar scan is not risky, the risky one is the amino test. You going for which one? Usually amino test is for those 35 years old one, or those who went for oscar scan but have it tested high risk, then they will go for Amino test.
Glad all's well for u! How far along are you now?Hi mummies!
Just went for my oscar test this morning, glad it went quite smoothly and i got a patient nurse (happened to be called nicole seah =P).
The process was quite painless and comfortable (so no worries), except for the 5 tubes of blood drawn which scared me a little.
Really cute to see my baby rubbing his/her nose and jumping! Also relieved to see that my baby is growing healthily at a good rate, now 5.5cm long
Realised my baby was actually very guai and cooperative cos we got the scan done pretty soon =)
Hi all, nice to see other mtb.
My #1 will be a Jan baby too. I had my Oscar test last week and was so thrilled to see my baby sliding and waving hands at us. Thank God the baby was at the right position for the measurements so our whole appt incl blood test was only 45mins; My gynae was still prep us for a half day affair!
Btw those who went for Oscar n blood test, how much did you pay? I paid $300 at Thomson Medical Center and another $100 at my gynae which incl blood test for my hubb. Anyone have the same experience, can share?
Oh the incentive package incl discounts for the wards too? I didn't know that, if it is then it is quite worth to sign the package. Do you know how much is the discount?Hi Reiko,
I paid around $300 for the oscar too. Got a slight 105 discount after signing up for the thomson first born incentive package which they recommended. Paid $148 for the 2 yr subscription to the package that is ok, considering the other discounts for the ward and other pre-natal classes + a bag of freebies.
I paid more for the blood & urine test though ($155) and it doesn't include my hubby's blood test. Who's your gynae btw?
Mine's Dr WK Tan
Hi happy,Hi mecholas,
Ya. The poking fluid one is amino test. What did the doctor advise you to do?
Seems like my bills are more expensive I think I will ask the doc at the next appt why my hubb needs the blood test. As she said it was a must for first time dads so we wasn't given a choice to opt out.Hi
Reiko. I paid mine about 400+. it is included the detailed scan already. My hubby do not need to draw blood, i dun think is compulsory cos all my friend's hubby did not draw blood also leh.
Yup when we saw the baby squirming inside...we went awww so cute. Hee... Like all the MS is worth it after seeing this lil one so activeJust went for my Oscar scan over the weekend Gynae measured the neck fold (dark line behind baby's neck) - i think this measurement combined with the blood test will give the risk factor of Down Syndrome. If it's thing like 0.2 to 1 cm should be ok. If it's thick like say 6cm, then might be of concern.
Saw my baby's sudden squirming and curling, so cute! Results were out and risk is low, so everything's ok! Paid about $400+ for both detailed scan and blood test. If I were to include her consultation fees and supplements for the 2nd trimester, then it all added up to $500+, gosh!