Anatomy scan this afternoon – Empty stomach?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you can eat, but they really want you to drink a lot too I think? Just drink lots of fluid about an hour before the test, don’t pee. If you bladder is too full, they’ll let you empty some!

Post # 4
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Eating is fine. A full bladder helps lift your uterus so they can see the baby better, so drink lots. Good luck today. 🙂

Post # 5
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I ate food before mine an the tech aske me if I needed to use the restroom before we started, so I don’t think either matter.

Post # 6
1996 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Eating is fine, techs at my hospital always say a comfortably full belly. If it’s too full they’ll ask you to empty some. 

Post # 7
2270 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BearyLovely:  You can eat normally, I think I was told to have a full bladder, but then halfway through she made me empty it so the baby had more room to move around. There’s nothing really you can do to help the process. Just cooperate with whatever the technician needs, they have to check a lot of stuff so it takes about an hour

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