Anatomy scan at 18 +4, okay or should I wait?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Would you wait?
    yes : (12 votes)
    27 %
    no : (32 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
    7194 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m pretty sure my anatomy scan was at 18 weeks, and she had no problem knowing what the sex was. I say go for it 🙂

    Post # 4
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @awakemysoul:  I was 18+5 at our anatomy scan, and you could DEFINITELY tell it was a girl!

    Post # 5
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I could 100% tell at 15+6 that B was a boy.

    Post # 6
    8818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I wouldn’t wait, 18 weeks is good enough. I’ve heard of doctors recommending anatomy screens between 18-20 weeks. 

    Can’t wait to hear what you’re having! 🙂

    Post # 7
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Im tossing up this same situtation. Iv booked my anatomy scan for 29th Oct. il be 19w4d, I really want to bring it forward to 18w4d but im not sure if I should. My midiwfe did say do it at 20weeks but on the ultrasound place website it says 18-20w.

    Post # 8
    182 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I got mine done at 15+5 and you could definitely tell he was a boy!

    Post # 9
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    You will be able to see the sex of the baby, assuming the baby cooperates of course.  However, the reason the anatomy scan is reccomended at 20 weeks has nothing to do with sex, but all to do with the development of the baby, so they can see his/her organs, brain, etc.  I think you will be just fine though 🙂

    Post # 10
    2187 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Schatzie821:  +1. For the purpose of an anatomy scan, I’d want it closer to 20 weeks . You will be able to find out the sex if baby cooperates, but for all the measurements etc I’d personally book closer to 20w. Could you go an elective u/s elsewhere in the meantime, like a 3d/4d place that you can pay just for gender determination? We have a place here called U C Baby that does the gender scans anytim after 15 weeks I think. Food for thought 🙂 your midwife will be able to give you a better answer asto what she think though, definitely ask 🙂 good luck!!

    Post # 11
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My doc recommended/ordered anatomy scan between 18-20. I am actually doing mine at 18w4d, so can’t say I’d wait!

    Post # 13
    8818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @awakemysoul:  I wouldn’t worry about needing a 3D scan for the gender. I booked one at 19+5 for gender and they had to switch it to regular 2D to get a view of the goods. They said it’s much easier to see on 2D than it is 3D 🙂

    Post # 14
    4587 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I believe my anatomy scan was at 18 weeks and the tech had no trouble determining the gender. 

    Post # 16
    2184 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I waited until I was a full 20 weeks– I wanted to be certain that the tech could get all the info she needed. But, I do know plenty of moms who go in earlier. 

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