(Closed) What to expect @ first ultrasound appt tomorrow?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7651 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Diamondgurl:  It really depends on your doctor. I had an u/s at 8 weeks, and it looked like nothing honesty. She also wasn’t able to find a heart beat with the doppler, so don’t freak out if you can’t hear a heart beat.

They may do a vaginal u/s just because they would get a better picture. The only reason I had an u/s that early was to see if I was having twins or not.

Post # 4
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

At 9 weeks it will most likely be transvaginal.

Post # 5
160 posts
Blushing bee

@Diamondgurl:  I had my first U/S at 7 weeks, it was to confirm the date. It was already on my belly, that ‘far’ along they should be able to locate your baby form the belly without going inside… (i also hated it).


You will see a little bean, a little amazing bean with a white flickering thing: his heart :-). You probably won’t hear the heart, you will see it.

Post # 6
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it really depends. Im in New Zealand and had my first ultrasound at 7 weeks for dates and it was abdominal. Transvaginal ultrasounds are quite rare here. Turned out I was only 5w6d and there was a clear as crystal heartbeat. The appointment was very short though, they measured the little bean and took a short recording of the HB and gave me a date and that was about it. 

Post # 7
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would say, expect to be overjoyed. 🙂

I had a vaginal ultrasound at about 8weeks, and we saw a little bean- and saw AND heard the heartbeat. It was amazing.

I hope you have a wonderful experience tomorrow.

Post # 8
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My first appointment, which included my first ultrasound, was at 6 weeks. My midwife does them that early to try and confirm a “viable” pregnancy and just for reassurance for anxious moms. The ultrasound part took ~15 minutes, I think. Mine was 2D with a transvaginal wand. I honestly didn’t think it felt any worse than a tampon, except this tampon moved around a little, heh. My baby looked like two marbles sitting on top of each other. I didn’t get to hear the heartbeat at mine, but I did get to see it–part of one of the little circles was pulsating, and that was the heart. Good luck!

Post # 9
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

At 9 weeks it will probably not be on your belly, but I’ve heard some doing it on the belly.  I had my first at 6.5 weeks and the another at almost 9 weeks.  It really just looks like a big blob at first.  You might see the baby moving around, which is good.  You also might get overwhelmed by the heartbeat.  I know we did!

Post # 10
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I had my U/S at 8 weeks, it was transvaginal (no big deal). I could clearly see the baby and the heartbeat. It wasn’t just a blob, it was starting to look baby like. It was a great feeling!

Post # 12
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Are you in your 9th week, so 8 weeks pregnant?
You will likely hear the heartbeat at this point! I did at 6+2. My doctor thought I was a week farther then I thought I was (and then I actually ended up being!) They tried the regular belly ultrasound, but down VERY VERY low, below my underwear line. They couldn’t get a picture that way since the baby was too small so it ended up being a vaginal ultrasound. 
in order these are 6w2d, 13w1d, 19w5d


Post # 14
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Diamondgurl:  What type of u/s did it end up being?

Post # 16
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Diamondgurl:  Interesting. I’m about as far along as you are, and I have my first u/s tomorrow. I assume it will be abdominal because they gave me instructions to drink all kinds of water. I’m hoping they don’t have trouble seeing something!

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