Missing a NT (nuchal translucency) scan during pregnancy can be a concern for some expectant parents, but it may not necessarily be a serious problem. The NT scan is typically performed between 11 and 14 weeks of pregnancy and is used to assess the risk of certain chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, in the developing fetus.
However, if you have missed the NT scan, there are other screening tests that can be performed later in pregnancy to assess the risk of chromosomal abnormalities, such as the combined first trimester screening, the quadruple test, or the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT). These tests can provide valuable information about your pregnancy and the health of your baby, even if the NT scan was missed.
It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about your options for pregnancy screening and testing. They can provide personalized advice and support to help ensure a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.