ultrasound appointment restrictions due to coronavirus

posted 7 days ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Newbee

38 weeks pregnant and also going to weekly appointments without my husband since last week. They wanted to skip this weeks appointment as well but I insisted on keeping it to check blood pressure and heartbeat. I’m very healthy but still worry about something going wrong with the birth as I’m over 35. I was already very anxious but now am truly scared of how the next couple weeks will go. As of now maternity wards are still functioning and my husband will be able to stay with me but that could change on a dime. My family also lives abroad and my parents won’t even be able to visit their first grandchild until who knows when. 

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My husband couldn’t be there for the first ultrasound either and this was back in August. Work was just nuts and it’s the Army – you don’t mess with the Army XD 

He did come to the 11-week ultrasound 3 weeks later though and heard the heartbeat then. He cried 🙂 

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

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evelyn3thyme :  for those saying that it’s weird and didn’t happen to them.. op clearly mentions the Coronavirus. With the Coronavirus outbreak most hospitals and doctors are putting risk limits so I doubt they will allow your husband in even if you asked in person. Right now many states are boarding full lockdown. I know this sucks for pregnant women or people about to get married because it’s forcing changes of plans but the reality is it’s not only for your safety but also for their safety. Try FaceTime/hangouts is the best bet here

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I went last Monday for my first appointment to hear baby’s heartbeat and I was not allowed to have any visitors. They told me this rule would be in place for at least 12 weeks, so I’m assuming I’ll be going to the anatomy scan alone too. It stinks, but it’ll be okay. I am more worried about delivery and just crossing my fingers that my husband will be present for that.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

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loden :  This. I’m going to my anatomy scan alone this Friday, and while it’s a bummer, it’s not nearly as bad as the thought of having to give birth without my husband there. That freaks me out to my very core D:

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

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littlebirdbee :  the people talking about it being weird/never experienced this are not referencing OP. They are referencing to another PP who had an experience prior to Covid-19 regarding the appointment when viability is determined. 

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

I have an ultrasound this week for my 36 week Appt. My husband isn’t allowed in. 

At this point I’m much more concerned about the birth. As of now, my hospital is allowing only 1 support person and no visitors. But I’m terrified I’ll have to give birth alone. 🙁 

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I just had a MaterniT21 test done yesterday and they did not allow my husband to be there as per the new regulations. It was not an ideal situation specially since we have had multiple issues during this pregnancy, but I get why they are trying to limit others in the office during this health crisis.

PS: They do not allow any phone calls,  video chats or recording during the sonograms, and I would have felt completely out of line to ask them to make an exception for me.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

I had my 32 week ultrasound last week, and my husband (a doctor who reads ultrasounds, CTs, xrays, etc) couldn’t come with to see the ultrasound as it was happening and explain everything to me.

I filmed the whole thing on my phone (13 minute video) and we watched it together after I got home.  It was better than nothing!

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

The same thing happened to me. I’m 29 weeks and last week had a second anatomy scan at the radiology clinic affiliated with my hospital that my husband had flown in for (we live in different cities for work) and they wouldn’t let him in. They did let me facetime him which was ok but still sad. I’m also terrified that he won’t be able to be at the birth (I’m in SoCal). Scary times, hope all is well with your scan bee.

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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littlebirdbee :  people are saying it’s weird that clinics don’t let partners accompany in NORMAL times – not now! Obviously everything is different right now. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee

Yes, many of us have this same restriction. I’m very sad not to have my spouse there for the viability ultrasound, becaue that was where I found out about a miscarriage in the past and it is hard to go through alone. But I know that is what has to be done to help keep people safe. 

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