Post # 1
I’m about to have my first prenatal appointment at the birthing center (I’m going to be 12 weeks along), and I wanted to do an ultrasound because I read that when you get your prenatal care through an MD they usually do ultrasounds at most of the visits.
I’m curious, what type of prenatal care are you using (Dr./Midwife) and how often are you getting ultrasounds done?
Post # 3
We are with a midwife. We had the OPTION of getting one at 12 weeks (if we wanted one) and then the anatomy scan was at 20 weeks. I think this is pretty standard, especially for us Canadian bees. That’s usually all we get here.
We were with a fertilty clinic to get pregnancy, and had one at 7 weeks to confirm the pregnancy. I was then referred to a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist half way through my pregnancy due to some old health issues, and had ultrasounds done at 22 weeks, 32 weeks and our last is this week at 36 weeks – this was a LOT of ultraounds, but not uncommon for someone who isn’t in the “normal pregnancy” category. lol.
I think they will likely do an u/s on you this week at 12 weeks (or give you a requisition for it, anyways) but most places I know definitely don’t do one at each visit unless you are high risk.
Hope that helps!
Post # 4
I go to my regular ob/gyn group who will be delivering me but I also have to go to a specialist since i am considered high risk. I had one at my regular dr and then I get one every time i go to the specialist, however this is definately not the norm. If I didn’t go to the specialist I think I’d have had 3 total. The first one, the gender one around 18-20 wks and then a 3d one around 34 wks. At least that is what my friends had that go to the same regular dr.
I also think that all dr’s and insurance differs so that might affect your amount of them as well.
Post # 5
I had one at 5 weeks, 8 weeks, and will again at 12 weeks Then my next will be between 16-18 weeks.
im just going to a regular OB/GYN and am not high risk
Post # 6
I had one at 8 weeks and 20 weeks which was standard but I also had one at 16 weeks because they couldnt get a good reading on the heartbeat. I am hoping we can an ultrasound next week at our 28 week appointment but I am not sure that will happen. I want to see him!
Post # 7
@PARISviaROME: It honestly depends more on your insurance.
I am with a doctor who will then trasnfer my care at 38 weeks (maybe before 32 or 34, I can’t remember) to my delivering doctor.
My insurance allows me to have two ultrasounds: one at 12 weeks and one at 20 weeks. Anything else, in order to be covered, has to have medical validation.
I had one done at 8 weeks, which I told would be covered. Come to find out it wasn’t even though the doc told me it was going to be. I wouldn’t have had it done if it wasn’t because it was super necessary. They did it to check for twins since I have a history and was measuring large and because of my mother’s history of MC. Even though the doctor had a good reason, insurance still chose not to cover it.
Don’t rely on your doctor to tell you that your ultrasound will be covered. Make sure to check with insurance. I urge you.
Post # 8
I had my optional NT ultrasound at 13 weeks, and my anatomy scan pretty early (at 18.5 weeks).
And that’s it unless I start having complications!
Post # 9
I see an OB and she did ultrasounds at 8, 10, and 15 weeks. I opted out of the NT scan at 12 weeks. I’ll have my next at 20 weeks.
Post # 10
I will have one at 20 weeks and that is it. I am see a doctor.
Post # 11
I was seeing an OB and have had a very uncomplicated pregnancy. I had 2 ultrasounds – one at 14 weeks and one at 20 weeks.
Post # 12
I had a LEEP done when I was 17 and because of that by doctor wanted to keep an eye on my cervix. I have a sonogram every 2 weeks. But only because it is “medically necessary.” While it’s definitely not the norm, I enjoy seeing my little love bug so much.
Post # 13
My doctor sent us for one at 8 weeks (dating ultrasound), 12 weeks (NT scan), 20 & 21 weeks (anatomy scans – didn’t get a cooperative baby at 20 weeks), and another at 26 weeks to check my fluids.
We also had one at 7 weeks (I had a bit of spotting and was being silly) and a 3D scan at 19 weeks.
Post # 14
For my son, he is 4 now i had more than six untrasound, plus monitoring it was a high risk pregnancy.
Post # 15
In a low-risk pregnancy, you don’t need ultrasounds very often once you move along. A lot of people have an early one for dating, one around 12 weeks for the NT (chromosomal abnormality screening), your anatomic around 18-20 weeks, and then that’s it. If they can’t get the NT or they don’t see all the anatomy, you might have a follow-up, or if your belly is measuring off or they think the baby might be breech closer to term. Otherwise, most women don’t have ultrasounds after their anatomic. The nice thing is, once you start to feel the baby move regularly, it’s less crucial because you know it’s okay without needing an ultrasound.
Post # 16
I’ve had two one at 12 weeks and one at 18 weeks for anatomy scan, and that will be all I have unless a complication arises. Now that I can feel her everyday and somedays all day lol I don’t mind the idea of not having another.