How many ultrasounds?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How many ultrasounds did you have/will you have?
    1 and done, baby : (8 votes)
    7 %
    2 : (25 votes)
    23 %
    3 : (17 votes)
    16 %
    4 : (14 votes)
    13 %
    5 : (9 votes)
    8 %
    6 : (5 votes)
    5 %
    more than six : (14 votes)
    13 %
    I don't know how many I'll have : (11 votes)
    10 %
    I love lamp : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I had two! One NT ultrasound, and one anatomy scan.

    Post # 4
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had routine ultrasounds at 8, 15 and 20 (anatomy scan) weeks, but would have had another at 12 weeks for the testing/scan we opted out of doing. 

    I also wasn’t expecting it, but the midwife also took a look during my glucose test window at my 25 week appointment (maybe just for fun? whatever, yes please and thank you!).

    I’m not sure if we have any left.

    Post # 5
    38 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had two. Only one was part of the typical prenatal care – the anatomy scan. I had to have an extra ultrasound, because during the anatomy scan, the tech noticed my placenta was lying low, so she scheduled an ultrasound for several weeks later to see if it would move. It did!

    Post # 6
    683 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    So far, I have had four.  One at 5 weeks 3 days b/c of spotting, one at 8 weeks, one at 12 weeks and one at 20 weeks.  I’m currently 27 weeks, but shouldn’t have another one unless there is a problem.


    Post # 7
    759 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I had way, way too many.  Because I am over 35, the standard policy at my Dr’s office and hospital was FULL genetic testing, Harmony screening, meetings with high risk pregnancy team and monthly ultrasounds. Truth be told, I am grateful to have access to high quality healthcare but it was excessive. The ultrasounds really didn’t look that much different from month to month.  I asked what they were looking for and the answer was to see if the baby had stopped growing. Then I asked what we would do if it had, and their answer was “pray”. Really? Your charging my insurance company $1200 per month to decide if we should pray or not? Waste of my time and healthcare resources. I even tried to opt out or donate some of my tests but from a liability standpoint they wouldn’t let me. Just a view from the too much testing camp. I hope that it helps, best wishes!

    Post # 8
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had 3. At 8, 12 and 20 weeks. The 12 and 20 weeks ones are standard but the 8 weeks one I had just to confirm I was actually pregnant.

    Post # 9
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My doctors office told me 3! The first at the first appointment, one at 20 weeks and one at 37 weeks. 

    Post # 10
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m 18 weeks and about to have my 3rd next week. The first two were at 8 weeks and 12 weeks. So far, things seem to be normal but i’m not sure how many I will have overall. Maybe it all depends on the doctor and where you live?

    Post # 13
    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I didn’t answer because we are getting extra ones due to abnormalities on our anatomy scan.  We had a dating ultrasound around 8 weeks, the optional NT scan at 13 weeks, and the anatomy scan around 20 weeks.  Since those, we have had 3 more at a high-risk doctor and still will have another 2 just to check on baby.

    Post # 14
    2884 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    here in mexico you have one every appt, so once a month at the beginning, twice a month in 3rd tri and then 1 a week in last month

    so ive had quite a lot!!

    Post # 15
    838 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MrsAKSkier:  How far along are you? When did you get to hear the heartbeat? I assume it was via dopplar if it wasn’t via u/s.

    Post # 16
    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m low risk but have had 5 including my anatomy scan. I’ll only have one more unless something happens to require another.

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