(Closed) Going for my 4 week scan?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

It seems odd to me but I must say that you seem to have way more ultrasounds in the US then here in Canada..

With my son, I got the doppler to hear the heartbeat at 10 weeks, then an ultrasound at 14 weeks only because I had been bleeding.. Otherwise they would have waited until the 18 weeks regular ultrasound.

How are you feeling? If all seems well, I don’t think you should worry about it. You’re lucky you get to see your little bean so soon.

Post # 5
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Max04092010:  Some places to a dating u/s or a viability scan.  I didn’t even have a prenatal appointment until 11 weeks, and they wouldn’t have done an u/s at all if they had been able to find the heartbeat with the doppler (but we have a stubborn baby so they did a quick scan to make sure I was actually pregnant).

Post # 6
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I told my doctor I was having a bit of cramping but no bleeding, and the pain was even a bit less than my normal period cramps but she sent me anyway for a check/dating ultrasound (even though I knew my dates really well) at 6.5 weeks. Some doctors just want to check early although 4 weeks is incredibly early.

Post # 7
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had an ultrasound done at my first appointment because I had some implantation bleeding that was actually bright red at times, and I had been having some pretty sharp right-sided pains.  I think it was mostly to make sure the pregnancy was in my uterus, and not in one of my tubes, my OB even mentioned that.  So I wouldn’t worry, some places probably just trust that the pregnancy is where it is supposed to be, and others might want confirmation before they don’t see you again for a long time (ectopic pregnancies can rupture well before some women even have their first ultrasound).  Consider yourself lucky, it is neat to see a little gestational sac right there in your uterus!!! 🙂 I was only 4 weeks 2 days when I had mine, and they couldn’t actually see the baby since it is still so small, but there was a nice gestational sac.

Good luck!  It is also a bit uncomfortable when the U/S tech is moving the “wand” all around to try and get a good look at your tubes and ovaries, just to warn you if you have never had an internal ultrasound done before.  That combined with a Pap smear and manual check of my uterus and ovaries by my OB, and I left that office feeling a little violated and a little crampy.  Just the beginning, I’m sure! LOL! 

Post # 8
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My OBGYN’s office does it for dating purposes, so no worries 🙂 I think I was 6 weeks 1 day at my first u/s.

Post # 12
569 posts
Busy bee

I remember going in to see if my urine results came back positive for pregnancy, and the gyno wanted to do an ultrasound and I was exactly 4 weeks. I didn’t see anything, but she was worried because I felt sharp pains in my left side, that it was ectopic, so they did another ultrasound at 6 weeks, then I had one at 8 weeks, 10 weeks and now 13 weeks. Goodness! I’m glad I’m going to have a break until my 19 week appointment.

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