~Bob~, on 13 September 2019 - 04:28 PM, said:
You will have a scan before the NIPT. They just do a quick check to make sure everything looks ok before they do the test.
If you're doing the NT scan as well, they would do another scan then, although IMO this one is redundant if you're doing the NIPT.
It’s really not (redundant, that is). The 12 week scan can pick things up that the NIPT cannot (it tests only for a handful of chromosomal anomalies). And I’m not sure (and I doubt) that the technicians doing a quick scan at the time of an NIPT would be looking and/or trained to pick these things up. Are the NIPT related scans reviewed by a specialist like the 12 week scans are?
Personally I would not forgo the 12 week scan.
OP, I had dating scans at 7weeks with both pregnancies due to irregular periods and my OB wanting to confirm EDD. Most of my friends have had dating scans at around this point for peace of mind, or due to questionable dates like me. It’s become rather routine.
Congratulations on your pregnancy and best of luck with it!