(Closed) When did you get your first ultrasound?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did you get your first US
    First prenatal apt 7-9 weeks : (33 votes)
    67 %
    10-12 weeks : (8 votes)
    16 %
    13-15 weeks : (2 votes)
    4 %
    16-20 weeks : (6 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 17
    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I had a blood test done at week 4 (day after getting my bpf). My second appointment was at 8 weeks.(transvaginal). I also had a second ultrasound done around 12 weeks for the NT scan and I paid for another one at 14 weeks for to find out the gender. I have an ultrasound scheduled for week 20 for the anatomy scan.

    Typically I think you only get 2 (if you are not doing the NT) 1 at week 8 to confirm the pregnancy and 1 at week 20 for the anatomy scan.

    Post # 18
    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We only get one ultrasound…at 20 weeks for the anatomy scan. I want to see our baby so badly! Lol, the weeks have been going by soo slowly waiting…only four left until the u/s though! Good luck at your appt– hopefully you get one!!

    Post # 19
    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I had my first ultrasound at 8 weeks, but that was not my first appointment.  My first appointment was actually afterwards at 10 weeks.  We were able to get another quick ultrasound that day too because the nurse couldn’t find the heartbeat with the doppler (too soon) and so they snuck us in for a quickie to see the heart beat.  Then I had an elective ultrasound at 13 weeks (NT scan).  My next one isn’t until 18-20 weeks.

    Post # 20
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My first prenatal appointment was at 10 weeks. I had a transvaginal ultrasound at that appointment because my midwife had difficulty finding the heartbeat with the doppler. Come to find out my placenta was anterior, which acted as a cusion for the baby to hide behind making it hard to hear the heartbeat. Same thing happened at 14 weeks – still couldn’t hear the little guy, but this time they did a regular ultrasound on my belly. It was kind of a mixed blessing both times – it was really scary to not be able to find the heartbeat with the doppler and of course I started thinking the worst, but really nice to be able to see our little guy on the utlrasound and seeing his strong heart blinking away on the screen. I’m not sure they would have done an ultrasound that early if they were able to hear the heartbeat with the doppler.

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