Post # 16
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
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
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
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.
Post # 20
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LVtennisgirl80 : pinkcorsage : I’m surprised at how different some places are regarding ultrasounds… I guess i won’t know for sure until I go in but if they were to do one I’d be happy as it still doesnt feel real to me… I think it will feel real when I see/or hear a heartbeat!