(Closed) First ultrasound tomorrow, question…

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4437 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@pittgirl4:  I would drink at least a litre before going in or they won’t be able to get a clear shot/good measurements! My clinic did not have cups for water, so definitely drink before you go:)

Post # 4
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve had several abdominal ultrasounds (sadly not to look for a baby yet) and have always been told to come with a full bladder.  Can you call your doctor’s office in the morning to ask or is your appointment first thing in the morning.  It wouldn’t be fun to not see anything or have to get the “dildo cam” (what I humorously call the transvaginal ultrasound) when you’re not expecting it. 

Post # 6
3377 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@pittgirl4:  If this is your first ultrasound and you’re only 10 weeks, they’ll probably do a transvaginal ultrasound which means they’ll want you to have an empty bladder. I would still drink a good 3 or 4 glasses an hour before just in case they do want to do an abdominal for shots of your uterus and ovaries from a different perspective. 

Going into my first ultrasound they said they wanted to do an abdominal, but only got a few shots then had me go and empty my bladder so they could do the T/V and get better images. 

Good luck and congrats!

Post # 7
1809 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@pittgirl4:  I had my first one at 11w5d and they always have me pee before to check my urine for any infections so I had a totally empty bladder and they were able to see everything with an abdominal u/s! Congrats! You’re going to be amazed! It was the coolest experience ever to see my little ones face! Enjoy it!

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