1st Ultrasound?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think it’s similar in the US.  The doctor should be able to do an “early dating” ultrasound around 6 weeks to confirm the pregnancy. (I had mine at 8 weeks, I chose to book later so I could see the heartbeat).

Then there is an optional 12 week NT scan to check for abnormalities. After that is the 20-week anatomy scan 🙂

Post # 6
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here we don’t get an ultrasound until 19weeks unles we don’t know when baby was conceived or have complications!

It’s different everywhere…so it’s hard to say what your own doctor does.

Post # 7
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@eecuadrado:  Well, every doctor works very different.  You might get one at that first appointment, depending how your doctor feel about it.  GL and I hope you get one.  I know it can give some piece of mind and it makes all just that much real 🙂

Post # 8
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@eecuadrado:  Every doctor is different, don’t be surprised if your first visit is just a “what to expect” visit that just goes over your pregnancy in general and does bloodwork. If you’re curious, give the office a call and ask them. I hope you get an early one!!

Post # 9
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In Canada you get one around 12 weeks. and then again at 19-21 weeks for the anatomy scan. 

Post # 10
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

This completely depends on your doctor and how sure you are on your dates. My first pregnancy I had one at 20 weeks and that was it. I had complications with the other 2 so I had ones earlier than that. But if things are going well, not everyone has a dating one, and if you decline the NT scan, it is possible you won’t have one until your anatomy scan.

Post # 13
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You should call and find out.  My first appointment included an u/s at 7w 5d, , and they informed me of such when I called to make the appointment.  I have friends whose insurance didn’t allow one until the 12w scan.

Post # 16
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@eecuadrado:  Don’t get too excited!

My practice doesn’t do confirming ultrasounds for low-risk pregnancies.

I had an optional NT u/s at 13w, then my anatomy scan at 19w.

Now I won’t have another one until like 37w!

My 7w appointment was JUST medical information, my 12w was pelvic exam and baby’s heartbeat, and 16w was just a check-up.

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