Early ultrasound…should hubby come?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ali-oop:  My first one was 7w5d, so my husband came. I’m not sure at 4 what you’d see, if anything. But it’s always great to have an involved husband. He might have questions or want to hear what the doctor has to say. However, if taking time off of work is an issue, I might wait until a later ultrasound. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

At 4 weeks that is very early… I would wait have him come to an ultrasound where you are at least likely to see the HB. Guys tend to not “see” things and might not be as excited about a little blob! im surprised they are even doing one that early usually they try to do them around 6-9 weeks for a dating and viability scan. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ali-oop:  I would have my husband come to any ultrasounds.  It’s pretty neat to see what’s going on in there.  I think even at 4-5w it would be great to see.  Mine also came to the one where we heard the heartbeat for the first time around 9-10w (I only had ultrasounds at 16w, 20w, and 40w).  All of the other routine appointments he could skip (IMO) because they’re very brief.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My husband would like to be involved in every aspect of my pregnancy so I would definitely ask him to come. Not because you’re expecting to see something but because it’s an exciting time for you both! And he’s a part of it too.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If it’s important to you that he’s there, then he should go regardless of if you’ll be able to see anything or not.  If you don’t care either way, then ask him if he would LIKE to go, and explain that at approximately 4-5 weeks gestation, there may not be much to see yet.

It’s possible that even though you told them you probably ovulated late, that they are still dating the pregnancy based off your LMP, which would put you two weeks further ahead.  If so, they are probably you should be able to see a heartbeat, etc. by then.  

If you think you’ll be disappointed by seeing little or nothing on the ultrasound, then I would change the appointment to a later date.  Otherwise, go in, see what you see, and they’ll probably schedule you for another ultrasound a few weeks later if they can’t see much this time.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

well to be honest that early you may not see anything. I had one that wasnt early but I was about 8w5d. At that point she was still a little white blob on the screen. There will probably be the black sac but fetal pole could be hit or miss.

Can you ask the doctor to just schedule it for a week or 2 later? When I had my bloodwork done the Dr said ok…”so your about 4.5 weeks based on LMP so dont schedule your first dating u/s until your close to 8w because there wont be anything to see”. (there have been a LOT of bee’s recently who have started posts about “cant see anything on early u/s at 4.5w, is this normal/should I be scared”….. basically yes its normal and honestly unless you have a history with MC then there’s no real reason you have to have one that early…. in my opinion it just makes us more anxious. (Im personally glad he told me to wait)

My advice would be this… if you and DH go into it knowing there might not be much showing and your ok with it … then do the u/s on tuesday. If you’d like to see something for sure and possibly SEE a HB as well… then get the doctor to reschedule you for when your 6-7w. I say see HB because it’s still in the early stages at that point and not strong enough to pick up. You may be surprised though and be farther along then you think, thats been known to happen a good bit on here too 😉

sidenote: If you live in canada you can more then likely just ask for another one a little later cause we dont have to pay for it (just drop into a walk in place and get a form). I didnt have a doctor when I got pg so I went to the walk in clinic until I got a spot at the maternity place Im with now… At one point I think I had 3 u/s forms lol…. everytime I went in (for whatever reason) they were like “oh did you do your dating u/s yet? heres a form)…. you call yourself to make the appt. If your in the US then I have no idea (if the restrict you to only whats necessary)

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Wow they scheduled you for an ultrasound already?! That’s great! But keep in mind, this is what I was saying in your other thread, they never believe you when you say you think you ovulated late because they don’t believe that you could possibly know anything about your own body. So by next Tuesday you’ll be about 5 weeks along, you’ll likely not see much of anything, potentially a gestational sac and maybe a yolk sac but that would be the most. Be prepared for them to still be going by your LMP and thinking you’re 7 weeks along and then tell you that you have a chance of miscarrying because they don’t see what they think they should. I’ve seen it happen so many times! As far as bringing your hubby, there’s not much to see at this point but if he wants to be there, no reason not to bring him.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ali-oop:  I would reschedule it for later if I were you. I have seen so many posts on WB with bees freaking out and really worried because their super early ultrasounds didn’t show much. I had my first appointment at 11 weeks and it was so incredible to hear the heartbeat. I definitely wanted my husband there. I only had one ultrasound at 20 weeks, though, although for a second pregnancy we’ll have the NT scan at 12-13 weeks. Good luck to you!!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Ali-oop:  Good call!! I think you’ll be better off. Try for when you are about 8 weeks along by ovulation, you should definitely see something by then. I had a little guy that looked like a gummy bear!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had one at 6w1d, 8w4d, and now at 10w4d.

My husband has come for every one of them, and it was good that he came with me to the first appointment. Not only did he get to see the baby and have the doctor point out the various things going on, we were able to vet the OB together, which helped us make the decision to find another OB early on in the pregnancy. We’re very happy with our new OB.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ali-oop:  4 weeks is very early. I had one at 8 to confirm if I was having twins or not, so DH did come to that, but he honestly didn’t need to come until the 12 week one and 20 week ones.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ali-oop:  My SIL went in for a U/S quite early and they did not let her hubby come in for it, even though he wanted to.  Might be something to confirm with the clinic prior to making arrangements for him to come.

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