ultrasound appointment restrictions due to coronavirus

posted 7 days ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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evelyn3thyme :  unfortunately I highly doubt they will let you make an exception, and yes I’d say it’s inappropriate to ask.  They are taking these unwanted precautions as a way to save lives.

Can you ask if you can take a video of the ultrasound screen?  I think normally they don’t let you do this, but maybe they would let you.  I’m sorry you’re going through this, but congrats on your baby and good luck at the US!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

One of my friends had her appointment to see the gender of their first child, and her husband had to stay in the car.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m sorry bee. I work at a hospital and there are absolutely zero visitors unless the person is dying, then they can have two people.

If they make an exception for you, that’s unfair to everyone else who is in the same boat you are.

I know the first scan is stressful but the restrictions are there for a reason and I doubt they will be lifted

Post # 5
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Worker bee

Sorry, Bee. I know this sucks, but I doubt they will make an exception for you. Most hospitals now have restricted to no visitors. I am a surgeon — all my elective cases are canceled and I am operating on emergencies only. Even for these surgeries patients are not allowed to have visitors and I cam not allowed to see the family afterwards to tell them how their loved one did. I have to update by phone. Family is not allowed in recovery. They are literally asked to wait in the car while people get their surgery, and then pick them up at the door once they have woken up enough to get into the car. 

Nevertheless, congratulations! Can you try facetime? I’m sure no one would complain if you facetimed your husband in the car. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine how upset Darling Husband and I would be if he had missed these appointments. I would suggest calling the office and explaining the situation to them.  I know my practice doesn’t allow recording of ultrasounds, but maybe they’d make an exception for you to Facetime your husband or something. 

I wouldn’t change practices over this – you’re going to have this issue wherever you go. 

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m really sorry, Bee. This is an absolutely horrible time to be pregnant. I would not switch providers over this since this healthcare facility is just watching out for their employees and patients. You’re going to find this everywhere. My friend just had to go to her anatomy scan by herself for the same reason.

Meanwhile, if we’re not strict about this now, who knows if Mamas will even be able to have a support person with them when they give birth soon. We need to act now so our medical resources aren’t exhausted.  And I’m speaking as a 26 weeks pregnant Mama that doesn’t expect things to get much better by the time I give birth. Just hoping my husband can support me in L&D and meet our baby when they’re born and not when we’re leaving the hospital.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I’m 14 weeks and husband couldn’t be with me for the anatomy scan last week. It was ok. I’m sorry your dealing with this. For sure ask if you can FaceTime the appointment. That would be a good compromise. Because you can’t record and keep video ( my doctors office doesn’t allow recording ultrasounds) so they should let you do this. You can explain that there is no way to record via FaceTime so they should allow this. 

for me being pregnant right now is great. I get to work from home, take it easy, sleep in and it’s easier to drink more water like I’m supposed to because I’m at home with easy bathroom access haha. I also can now go on frequent walks and hikes during the day which is great. Also I’m due in September when I’m confident this will be under control by then so I’m just trying to enjoy this. 

Your in that window where all your going to do is hurry up and wait between each appointment until you get to 12- 14 weeks. Keep yourself busy, relax and know that it will take time for it to even sink in that your pregnant. I’m still trying to bond with the idea and  14 weeks. It doesn’t feel real for a while. All you can do is relax right now, appreciate that you get to easily hide the pregnancy which is a bonus until your ready to announce. And know that by the time you deliver it’s super likely this will be fine again. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Oh and with how nauseous I was and tired from weeks 6-10 I would have killed to be at home working. So there are positives. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m so so sorry, this is just such a hard time to be pregnant. I’m 13 weeks and we lucked out as having my NT scan on the last day they allowed any visitors to come with patients. All appointments going foward will just be me alone until things calm down. (Which I’m assuming may not happen any time soon.) I do think you should absolutely push for being able to facetime. It’s an important day and your love should be there with you in the safest way possible. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

For dating ultrasounds I always went alone, and I don’t think they like to have anyone else in the room because they’re checking for viability. For the 16-20 week scan you can usually bring someone, find out the gender if you’d like (and if baby cooperates!), etc- but the person you bring can only come into the room AFTER the pregnancy is still considered viable and developing ok.  They always brought me in for the 16-20wk scan alone, and then called my husband in. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Please don’t call them to ask about FaceTiming. You can ask when you arrive. Medical practices are jammed with calls and emails right now and we all need to do our part to conserve valuable resources (including education professionals) for those who actually need them.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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evelyn3thyme :  I’d just ask about FT when you’re there.  People tend to be more sympathetic in person rather than on the phone.  Or maybe ask on the phone when they call, and then again in person?  

As for your other question, I definitely think things are going to be worse in a couple weeks, rather than better.  All the evidence shows this.  We are on track to be Italy or worse, just a couple weeks behind them.  Right now it’s really bad in a few select cities in the US, but it likely will be bad everywhere in a couple weeks.

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