(Closed) Multiple early ultrasounds, not high risk… Normal?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Worker bee

I had a dating at 10 weeks, first tri & NST at 12, and the 2nd trimester at nearly 20 weeks.

However, I’ve had about a hundred in between then either transvaginally or otherwise because I have low PAPP-A, and regular cervica length checks because of a LEEP when I was 20.

Basically, I’m at the doctor every week.  When I hit 32 weeks, I’ll have to do NST 2x every week on top of all the other appointments I have.  I am not categorized as high risk… it’s just extra monitoring because of my situation, I suppose.  I see the dude a lot.

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

pachamama:  pretty much standard. I had a dating U/S at 8w, then at 12w (NT screen for abnormalities such as down syndrome….its usually elective), then the 20w anatomy scan thats standard. I actually had another one after that 20w because they needed a few pics of Dear Daughter spine they couldnt get good shots of because she wasnt cooperating.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

pachamama:  I wouldn’t be concerned at all, as long as your ultrasounds are done at the OB’s office/hospital under the supervision of your doctor or his/her staff.  The FDA disapproves of of keepsake ultrasounds done at private clinics by lots of untrained technicians where they do a 3D/4D ultrasound for much longer than a normal one and give you a bunch of photos/video, purely for your/your family’s entertainment and not to monitor for the health of the fetus.  I’ve always wondered why people get those done when they’ll have a lifetime of taking photos when the baby’s actually born, but they are popular enough that the FDA has warned against it.  I wouldn’t be concerned with anything that happens at the actual doctor’s office.

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