Post # 1
I will be going to the perinatologist at the hospital in a few weeks at 15 weeks to see the perinatologist for an ultrasound. I have a history of epilepsy an in turn take an anti-seizure med (thankfully I am seizure free though). My dr wants me to see the perinatologist because of that. Is the ultrasound very different from the regular u/s? I’m pretty much just looking for what I can expect. Thanks!
Oh, and I may as well include a picture from yesterday’s 12 week u/s! 😛 ….I’m trying to get a picture on here, but it’s difficult! I’ll keep trying.
Post # 4
Aw, cute! I saw a PN with my Dear Daughter. They have MUCH better ultrasound equipment with a higher resolution. They also have better techs and can interpret ultrasounds better than a regular OB.
Every visit to my PN they measured the baby’s head, every long bone, spine, kidneys, heart, sac, the amniotic fluid, EVERYTHING that can possibly measured. They compared them to “normal” at that age every visit. They also looked at blood flow, heart valves, blood flow through the umbilical cord, and some other things that I didn’t quite catch. It was a very long visit, maybe an hour of just poking around with the ultrasound to check that everything was ok. I really loved it, I felt so in tune with the baby and it also made me feel good that everything was progressing as it should.
They also triple checked the gender with a 4D for me, even though my insurace doesn’t cover 4D. 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve had all my ultrasounds at the hospital with a perinatologist as well. Its right next to my OB’s office so she refers me there for my ultrasound appointments. My OB doesnt have all the equipment in her office she only has the small doppler that picks up the heartbeat but no actual ultrasound machine.
Sweet ultrasound picture by the way!!
Post # 6
I saw one every 6 weeks beginning at 13 weeks until 31 weeks. @MightySapphire:
is right on with her description for my experience as well.
Post # 7
Thank you for describing in depth what to expect! I’m excited to see our baby again in a few weeks!
Thank you both!
Post # 8
i saw a PN for my 20 wk appt b/c i refused the down syndrome screening but my baby’s nuchal fold measurement was “on the high end of the normal range” so my OB refered me to be safe (everything turned out fine).
the PN was suuuuper nice, devoted more time to my u/s session, explained everything she was doing in great detail, and the photo was much higher quality. i was insanely nervous to see a specialist but it was actually a great experience.