Post # 1
I’ll be sure to ask my OB when I go back in 2 weeks, but I just thought I’d ask out of curiousity here.
We just had our big 20 week ultrasound almost 2 weeks ago. Everything looked great, thank goodness! I was just wondering if we will have another ultrasound before the big day? I know that everyone’s Dr. does everything differently, but I didn’t know if there was another routine thing.
If the Dr. doesn’t do one, we probably won’t go to one of those elective places….nothing against those who do, I’m just not thinking that it is something we will do at this point.
What have others experiences been with this?
Post # 3
We have had no additional ultrasounds after 20 weeks (I’m 36 weeks now). As long as baby is moving, has a healthy heartbeat, and doctor doesn’t feel that it’s needed, then no additional ultrasounds will be performed for us. There are no ‘test type’ ultrasounds later though.
Some practices will do one to check up on growth, but it is going to depend on your place. I’ve had a few friends that had followup ones later on in pregnancy, but it was always for a reason (measuring small/large, lack of movement, etc).
DH and I both agreed not to do any others unless they are needed. I’d love to see baby but I know he is not a fan of it. If it was up to him then they wouldn’t use the doppler either. He’s a little nut about those types of things…
Post # 4
My doctor told me I wouldn’t get another ultrasound after 20 weeks unless any issues popped up.
Post # 5
My doctor does an ultrasound at 36/37 weeks to determine position and size. Position I can understand, but I’m not getting overly anxious about any size estimations, since they can be a pound or more off.
Post # 6
i got an elective 3d/4d ultrasound at 30 weeks… and i will have an US to check fluid/ size at 41 weeks if i get that far (i am 39 +4 today). other than that, nope… but i have had a healthy pregnancy so that is a major factor.
Post # 7
Same here. No ultrasounds after 20 weeks unless he suspects a problem. I’m 34 weeks and so far nothing’s come up.
Post # 8
Good to know! I didn’t think so, but it seems that some people I know get one at nearly every appointment!
Post # 9
My Dr said they give one during each trimester for a total of 3. I have already had 3 so far myself just in the first trimester. 1 for dating (irregular periods, PCOS), really bad cramping, and the NT scan. Will be getting the gender one at 18-20weeks then one more sometime in the 3rd tri.
Post # 10
We don’t get any here after 20 weeks either unless there is an issue. SIL had one with her first around 36 weeks due to reduced movement and one around 37-38 weeks with her second because they thought the baby was breech and were planning to deliver via C section if he was (they were wrong).
Post # 11
@tnbellebee: High risk pregnancies will typically receive more ultrasounds. I have pre-existing hypertension but my doctor isn’t treating me as high risk, for whatever reason.
Post # 12
I have had ultrasounds every 2 weeks since I was 18 weeks along (I’m currently 29 weeks). But, I have been diagnosed with low fluid and the baby is measuring small, so they do growth scans every 2 weeks to check on that. They gave her a 1% chance of survial at 18 weeks, so having scans every 2 weeks has been reassuring to me. If I was having a healthy pregnancy, I don’t think they do any after 20 weeks unless there is a significant reason to do so.
Post # 13
I go in a couple weeks to do a 17 week ultrasound, and she said I would have one at 28 and 32 weeks. But I also had one at 5, 7 1/2, and 10 1/2 weeks and I know most people don’t get that many.
Post # 14
My doctor does one at around 35 weeks to check size and position.
Post # 15
I had an addtional ultrasound at 32 weeks, as my 20 week ultrasound showed potential for a low lying placenta. The third ultrasound is not typical or routine at my practice. It’s just used as a follow up to potential complications.
Post # 16
I will be getting anoother ultrasounsd, at the OB, in two weeks. The last one I had was 20 week (Anatomy Scan). I also am going to a Specilaist, for Gestational Diabetes, so I will get one everytime I go there too. If I didn’t have GD I would only be getting one more at about 36 weeks.