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A 31-year-old female asked:

I am pregnant in week 12 and 5 days , ( twins , ivf pregnancy) my first baby has large nt (3.1 mm ) with skin edema . is that number acceptable ? or its considered up-normal ? will my baby have genetic defects? will i have to miscarry him ?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
A fetus with nucchal translucency has higher incidence of birth defects, but not in 100%. With IVF twin pregnancies, and the second twin being normal (to U/S testing) , consult your IVF physician for treatment options regarding intentional interruption of pregnancy. Selective termination of one twin may also affect the second twin.

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Last updated Mar 16, 2021

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