(Closed) when did you get your first ultrasound?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was 10 weeks when I went in for my first appointment and my first ultrasound was my NT scan at 13 weeks. Had I opted to not have the NT scan, my first ultrasound would have been my 18 week anatomy scan. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine was at 8 weeks.  Just depends on your doctor…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It does depend on the doctor. I had my first ultrasound at 10 weeks, but that was only because that was when I could get to the doctor.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine was at 8 weeks, but only because my doctor has her own sonogram machine in the office.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My first was a dating ultrasound just shy of 7 weeks.  Then 10 weeks (not planned, due to spotting), 12.5 weeks, and 20 weeks (scheduled for January).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Mine was a dating ultrasound at just over 7 weeks.  The only reason I got it though was because of my history of long irregular cycles, otherwise I would have had to wait until the 12 week mark to have one.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours was supposed to be right around the 12 week mark, but there was some unsureness about how far along I actually was due to my super weird cycles, so they did one around 9 weeks just for dating purposes.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

7 weeks for dating and to hear the heartbeat.

I was told it was kinda early by the LVN who saw me to confirm my pregnancy at 5 weeks. I have an HMO at a large medical center, not sure if that makes a difference.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

my first ultrasound wont be until 18 weeks.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Had my first at 5w 5d, and all we really saw was the sac. Doc ordered 3 sets of bloodwork over the next 5 days to check my HCG levels, if they were doubling. Had another at 6w 4d to confirm the pregnancy and we saw the little baby and it was sorta pulsing — doc said it was the heartbeat. Went back in at 8w 3d where we saw a bigger baby and heard the heartbeat. All 3 were transvaginal u/s. Going for my NT ultrasound in about a week. I have Kaiser and they just always scheduled my next appointment at the end of my visits so I thought it was all normal. My first appt was a week after my PCP confirmed my pregnancy via urine test, She told me to see my OB to start prenatal care. No spotting or cramping, just regular checkups. After my NT, I’m scheduled again for Jan 7. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

For me at 8w4d – a dating scan. But only because I requested it!!! 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My first u/s was the NT scan at something like 12 or 13 weeks.

Many OBs will not too medically unnecessary scans, especially since insurance often doesn’t cover them, so unless you are completely clueless about dating, many OBs won’t give an u’s until the NT scan.

Our first appointment was at 8 or 9 weeks but it was just paperwork with a nurse. It’s fairly common not to see an OB until sometime between 8 and 12 weeks, so there’s nothing wrong with the first appointment at 12 weeks. I know right now you really want to see a doctor… I remember the feeling, but later on, you’ll realize that it would’ve been rpetty unnecessary.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just had my first u/s done at 7 weeks 6 days on Tuesday. Normally my doctor doesn’t do the first one until around 12 weeks, but I have longer/irregular periods so they wanted to do a dating ultrasound.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had a dating ultrasound…..she was 7 weeks. Next ultrasound was the NT at 12 weeks.

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