(Closed) Really early ultrasound- don't want it but I think I lost that battle

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@PatientBee:  If you really don’t want it, why can’t you call back and push it a little? You don’t even have to say why. If it makes you uncomfortable, tell them that you double-booked yourself (pregnancy brain??) and will have to push this one back by a week.

Post # 4
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PermaStudent:  +1

You don’t need to be honest with them.  Just tell them you’re not available that day anymore and would look to book the next week.

Post # 5
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are you even sure they are doing an ultrasound?  My doctor doesn’t do them until 12 weeks for the NT scan as long as everything appears to be normal.  My first appt with him was to be at 8 weeks, just a regular visit no ultrasound.  However, I had some early spotting so I needed an early u/s to check things out.  I suppose some may do a dating ultrasound though, so if that’s the case just say you need to rechedule for the following week.  They probably won’t care when you schedule it if it is a routine appt.

Post # 6
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@PermaStudent:  Exactly!

@PatientBee:  You have every right to advocate for yourself…no one else is going to do it for you. This is your pregnancy! And as PP said, you don’t have to give a reason for wanting a later appointment. Just call back and say you realized you had double booked and is there any way you can get an appt after ___ date. 

Post # 7
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsEagleEye:  +100

Are you sure you’ll be getting an u/s? My 7w1d appointment was just going over family medical history and risk factors during the pregnancy!

And taking a LOT of blood.

Post # 9
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you know when you ovulated and don’t want the ultrasound then you shouldn’t HAVE to go. 

I did mine at 6w2d, DR thought I was farther along based on LMP. I thought I was 6+3 (I was off by a day) I got to hear his little heartbeat. But I went into it knowing it’s a really low chance of being able to pick up a heartbeat.  

Post # 10
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

As a social worker, I’m sure you know better than anyone that you don’t HAVE to do any tests you’re not comfortable with. If its bothering you, it’s time to grow some lady balls & cancel!

Post # 11
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@PatientBee:  i agree with PP, cancel or push it back if you don’t want it that early! You don’t have to be honest as to why. 

And as a side note, GET OFF GOOGLE! I say that in kind of jest because who am I to talk, but especially in early pregnancy, you’re only going to worry yourself with all of the bad stories out there! 

Post # 13
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@PatientBee:  Good thing you are re-scheduling! If you aren’t comfortable with the date, switch it. You call the shots! 

Post # 14
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@PatientBee:  I’d most definitely cancel but I have a different reasoning to consider. They don’t need to do an u/s to “date” you. There are others ways of doing that. Not only that but they may just be trying to squeeze some extra $$$ out of you. Sometimes, depending on your insurance and where you live, they will only cover two u/s, usually the 12 week and 20 week. So be careful with that going forward. My doctor ordered me an u/s at 8 weeks because I was measuring large and told me it would be covered since she had a valid reason for ordering it. While it was covered, they wouldn’t cover my 12 week then, so I paid out of pocket (which was only 100+ dollars but still).

Post # 15
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@PatientBee:  😉 You can do it!! This is the first step in advocating for the pregnancy & birth you want! So many women get bullied by medical staff so way to go!!

Post # 16
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@PatientBee:  Call and reschedule – no biggie.  At 6w4d we could see the little heartbeat flickering away on both the abdominal and transvaginal u/s.  (I am pretty tiny though so I know that makes a bit of a difference).  

I know it’s hard to advocate for yourself some time (I have an issue with it too) but once you have a child you’re going to have to be their advocate. I’ve been using pregnancy as my chance to brush up on those skills so I am well equipped and comfortable to not only advocate for myself, but more importantly for my daughter when she arrives!

Congrats on baby! Happy and healthy 9 months! )

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