Post # 31
I was only offered one at 12 weeks (NT scan) and another at 20 weeks (anatomy scan) which is standard in Ontario. I had a very quick follow up ultrasound to the anatomy scan at 21.5 weeks to get a missed measurement. I wanted as few ultrasounds/interventions as possible 🙂 My MW checked his heartbeat every appointment after 13 weeks with either a doppler or fetoscope.
Post # 32
It can also depend on your insurance. Tricare doesn’t pay for insurances — at all. Not unless they’re medically necessary. So I had a single ultrasound at 17 weeks.
Post # 33
I had transvaginals at 6 and 8 weeks, and then abdominal at 12, 18, and 19. The one at 19 was just because kiddo wasn’t cooperating at week 18 and they couldn’t get a good view of some parts of the anatomy. I did IVF and my RE did the first two ultrasounds before shipping me off to the midwife – my friends that conceived naturally got ones around week 12 and 20 and that was it unless there was a complication.
Post # 34
Wow, it’s interesting to see so many different answers. At my doctor’s, typical is a dating one between 8-12 weeks and an anatomy scan at 20 weeks. Optional to get a 12-13 week one done if you choose to test for abnormalities (we did not).
However I had one at 9 weeks (my first appointment), then I went back at almost 12 weeks and they could not hear heartbeat on the doppler so I had a super quick abdominal US to make sure everything was okay. I had my anatomy scan at 20 weeks and my placenta was low lying so I just had another one at 29 weeks to check that it’s moved (it has, so they said no more ultrasounds unless they have a concern that pops up). I also had one at 27 weeks because I was feeling reduced movement.