(Closed) How many ultrasounds?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

On my insurance I usually get 3. Unless there is a problem. I went to a pregnancy clinic that gave one free one to get my first one at 6 weeks I think.

I had my first doctor one at 9 weeks, then I’ll have my 20 week on (oct 10th!! to find out what it is), then I get one more I’m not sure when.

Post # 18
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had one at 13+4 (my NT screening/Harmony Panel), and will have my anatomy ultra at 18+4! I think I get one more after that, but that’s it! I’m ultra-low risk.

Post # 19
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@pittgirl4:  I am high risk. I have had them every 2 weeks throughout my pregnancy (21w now).

The big ones were: 12w NT scan

16w early anatomy scan

20w anatomy scan

21w fetal echo

28w growth scan scheduled

I’m not sure if the every 2 week will continue since baby has a clean bill of health after the last 2.

Post # 20
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve had a lot because of we’re having twins,  and they wanted to monitor them more closely for growth and/or abnormalities. Normally in the UK, though, you get two scans; one at 12 weeks and another at 20. My scans happened at:

6 weeks (to rule out ectopic because of cramping)

8 weeks (viability scan to see if twin 2 was going to make it)

12 weeks (NT, growth)

16 weeks (quick checkup)

20 weeks (anomaly scan)

24 weeks (growth scan)

28 weeks (growth scan)

32 weeks (growth scan)

36 weeks (growth and positioning scan prior to induction/c-section at 37 weeks)

Post # 21
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m in Canada (Ontario) and we get more than 1.

8 weeks, 12 weeks, 20 weeks and … I’ll let you know LOL

Post # 22
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

12 weeks – ultrasound for down syndrome testing 


19 weeks – gender ultrasound 


I’m only 22 weeks now, when I asked I was told that would be it for ultrasounds so long as everything progressed normally. 

Post # 24
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@pittgirl4:  Nuchal translucency. It’s the screening they do for Down’s syndrome. 

Post # 25
11736 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I will have an 8 week dating, 12 week NT (elective) and 20 week anatomy scan. Not sure after that though. Im still deciding on a 16 week elective gender scan. i want to keep u/s to a minimum but also am dyinggggg to know gender, especially since we were given a guess at my NT scan.

Post # 26
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had ultrasounds at:


-8 weeks (to confirm dates were correct, as my cycles are pretty irregular)


-12 weeks; NT scan


-19 weeks; anatomy/gender ultrasound


-20 weeks; US tech had to finish the rest of the measurements for anatomy scan, as our baby was being a little uncooperative. 😛


-24ish weeks? I had a NST done because of decreased movement, and they did a quick ultrasound for my piece of mind. Found out he was frank breech at this time.


-38 weeks; this was a realllly quick ultrasound my OB did, because she suspected he was still frank breech, which he was.


Post # 27
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - His grandmother\'s backyard

I went for my first appt yesterday and it looks like we’re going to get 8 weeks and 20 weeks, unless something goes wrong…

Post # 28
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We had one at 8 was, 10 wks, 12.5 wks, 15 wks and I have one today to find out gender at 17 was (not @doctor offic) then I will have my 20 wk scan and ill likely do an elective 3d at some point. We enjoy seeing our babe… It’s reassuring! 

Post # 29
1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I only get 2 unless there is something they are concerned about. So one at 12 weeks and one at 20 weeks. 

Post # 30
4282 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am only scheduled to have 1 at 20 weeks to determine the sex.

Post # 31
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

They do three at my doctor’s office…more if you have issues.  I have had so far…

9 weeks–transvaginal ultrasound for dating purposes (routine)

13 weeks–because they couldn’t find the heartbeat on the doppler–scared the bejesus out of me

Then I’ll have the anatomy scan at 20 weeks and then one ultrasound towards the end of my pregnancy.  There’s plenty of extra ones they do but they are all optional unless you are high risk.

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