(Closed) first sonogram, what to expect

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I had ultrasounds before and after that timepoint but you should be able to see the baby as well as see and hear his/her heartbeat.  Too early for the sex but if I remember correctly it’s just starting to look kind of human at that point.  🙂  They’ll just put a blob of (hopefully warm) gel on your belly and move the device around.  It was very exciting for me.  Hope everything turns out well for you!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

There’s also a chance that you may have a vaginal ultrasound.  I know my 8 week ultrasound was done vaginally.  (You put your feet in the stirrups and the doctor has an instrument that he/she uses to “see” the baby.)  Sorry if that’s Too Much Information, but I wished I had known it would be vaginal so that I could have prepared my husband.  He freaked out a bit because he had no idea.  (And I think to guys it looks like you’re being tortured….. ;)).

Good luck — I hope it’s a great experience!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My 11 week ultrasound was a vaginal ultrasound and my 13 week ultrasound was a regular-on-the-belly kind.  It probably all depends on your doctor.  You should expect to see the heart beat, spine, etc and get a head to rump measurement to see growth to date.  Enjoy!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I had a 12 week ultrasound, as well as a 7 week one, and both were done on the belly. At 12 weeks the baby looks, well like a little baby. Atleast with mine I could see little arms and legs, a body and a big head! I could also see and hear the heartbeat. It’s really cool!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My first ultrasound was done vaginally as well, and be warned:  that probe thingie is quite large!  Try to relax so it’s less uncomfortable.  My guy’s eyes bugged out when he saw that thing, lol.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

9 weeks we saw the baby and the heart pulsating. Very cool. They also printed out a few pics and gave it to us.

I asked the sonogram nurse  if the baby looked more ‘pink’ or ‘blue’  and she said green. 🙂 Turned out—pink but we didn’t find out til week 18.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

LOL, my Darling Husband asked if the vaginal ultrasound probe “felt good.”  Um, no honey.  It doesn’t.

Our 10+4 u/s we could see a head and body and arms and legs.  Looking less like a blob and more like a baby.  If you get a print out, be sure to keep it out of the sun or it will turn all black!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Try not to worry about the hearbeat thing- I know it’s hard! I had an OB for the first half of my prgnancy (midwife for the second half) and if I remember correctly she didn’t even try to hear the hearbeat with a doppler until my 16 week checkup.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My first sonogram was at 12 weeks and it was when they did my nuchal test (they measure the neck fluid as an indicator for Down’s). That turned out to not be a very good experience for me, although everything turned out well for us in the end. It was very exciting to see the belly bean and see a heartbeat, though. It made it more real, for sure!

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Yes, hope you take peace and comfort that often it’s just very faint to pick up early on and the positioning of the baby is all it is.

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