First Dr. Appointment Set up.

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
46 posts

With my Dear Daughter (two years ago) my first appt was at 8 weeks. I had a quick pelvic exam, blood work, and a transvaginal ultrasound. My understanding is that the regular ultrasound isn’t as effective this early. I had a transvaginal ultrasound again at 10 weeks. At my 12 week appt they did a regular ultrasound when they couldnt find the heartbeat quickly (baby was just in a bad spot). I didn’t need a full bladder until the anatomy scan bc the full bladder helps the uterus be in a good position for measurements. 

Post # 17
6444 posts
Bee Keeper

cristinamarie92 :  For my first pregnancy they did an ultrasound at 5 weeks when I found out and saw my baby for the first time.  For my second pregnancy they made me wait until I was 8 weeks along and that’s when I found out I had a blighted ovum and ended up miscarrying about two weeks later.  For my third (current) I won’t see her until 8 weeks again, and then I’ll have a transvaginal one (I really hate that one! It’s so gross to me).  And then probably won’t see my child again until 20 weeks.

Post # 18
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

cristinamarie92 :  I had a transvaginal at 6 weeks and I was able to see the heartbeat. As others have pointed out, you actually are better off with an empty bladder with transvaginals. Even when I had my regular ultrasound at 18 weeks, I still wasn’t told to come in with a full bladder.

Post # 19
849 posts
Busy bee

I had a transvaginal u/s at my first appt, which was 6 weeks 2 days` we heard the heartbeat at that appt. i think different obgyn’s do things different. 

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