Hi ladies, Wondering if any of you could give me some advice about having tests for downs syndrome etc?! My midwife explained about the various options & I was hoping some of you might have been in a similar position?... Basically, I'm 34 at the moment but I'll be 35 by the time baby is due (Jan 06) - so far, all seems to be fine & both hubby & I are generally fit & healthy with no medical problems in our families. (Got 12 week scan booked for 20th July) However, everything I read says that your risk of having a downs syndrome baby increases at age 35 & I'm a total worrier about everything!! My local health authority offers the 12-13 wk NT scan but it costs £120 & is apparently 80% accurate. However, you automatically get the 16 wk blood test which does the same thing & is also 80% accurate & free! If you want the NT scan, you have to arrange it separately from your normal 12 week dating scan. You can have both NT scan & blood test together, which increases the accuracy to 90% but that costs £150 & my local health authority don't do it so we'd have to travel a fair way. Confused & not sure what to do - any advice????!!!! From what I can see, the only benefit to having the NT scan is that you find out your risk factor a few weeks earlier, so if, god forbid, there is a high chance of a problem, you're a few weeks further ahead with the other tests & potentially the decision making about what to do if... What do you all think??!! All comments gratefully received!! Kath.