A creature which isn't quite recognisable as human is waving at us - actually waving - and I am stunned. I've seen ultrasound pictures before, so had some idea of what to expect.But I had not been prepared for all this movement: stretching, overhead kicks, tummy tucks - it's like it's in training for the decathlon in there.Janine, though, has decided our squirmy friend isn't putting on enough of a show, and gives my wife's belly a vigorous jab with the scanner, yelling, 'Wake up, lazy! From its position, reclined and in profile, the creature rolls on its side, and stares face on into the camera.now i've finally got my scan date, i don't actually know what i need to do :) all the letter said is the time date and place, as i havent had my booking in appointment haven't had any advice or told anything. - ask when you're there how to book your 20 week scan - pack tissues, it's emotional! x that is a good run down on what to do especially as not all hospitals need you to have a full bladder my 12 week scan it had to be very empty but depends on hospital, i think they usually say 3 cups of water an hour before your appointment but ask when you arrive if you need a full bladder then if you dont you can quickly go for a pee before your called in xxx You do need a full bladder (however annoying) as if you dont drink enough, you can prolong your time there (the sonographer may ask you to leave, drink some more and come back) On my letter it stated how much cups of water or fluids I needed to drink, but to be honest i drank the required amount but within myself knew i was no where near full, so I managed to get my bladder to the point where i knew i was going to need to pee pretty soon... I have a bit of belly fat too and they can see just fine through it and didn't need to do a vaginal scan.The early stages in life are the most critical time.Hey, My 12 week scan is this friday and I was wondering, will they do a ultrasound on my stomach or vaginally? Hey, My 12 week scan is this friday and I was wondering, will they do a ultrasound on my stomach or vaginally? Thanks, this is my first baby so I don't really know what to expect! My husband came and so did my 16 month old son who is a little noisy but they were fine with it.I have a little bit of stomach fat so was wondering if maybe they wont be able to see through stomach ultra sound? I have a little bit of stomach fat so was wondering if maybe they wont be able to see through stomach ultra sound? This is usually the first scan you have where you can actually make out fingers and toes and face, it's really awesome to see the little thing wriggling around in there!
This early pregnancy dating scan (ante-natal scan) is useful for those who: Are experiencing pain or bleeding in the pregnancy Had a previous miscarriages Had a previous ectopic pregnancy Are unsure of date of last menstrual period And for those who need reassurance prior to their NHS scan, now usually performed after 12 weeks.
- you may be asked to go away and come back after eating/walking so the baby moves a little - you may be asked to run/starjump/roll around the room to get the little nipper to play ball!!
but here's my advice - go with a relatively full bladder, you can always pee to empty it if they want you to - wear something that you can lift up to show your belly (and the top of your thighs/bottom/pubic bone) easily (I wore leggings and a long top - eat something - expect to be in there anything from 20 minutes to 4 hours! ) - sometimes all the pushing prodding hurts a little, but it's worth it!
We are displaying the precise, to-the-millisecond punctuality of those who are very nervous about the thing they are trying to be punctual for. The two receptionists sitting beneath the big 'Obstetrics' sign do a truly magnificent job of not noticing us. For us, this appointment is a crucial milestone in our lives; for them, it's an average Tuesday morning spent shepherding jittery, worried-faced folk through one of the most routine procedures the NHS does. By the time our scan operator, a brusque but likable lady called Janine, ushers us in to a small room that looks alarmingly like a dentist's surgery, I just want it over with.
All morning a carnival of outlandish what ifs has been parading through my mind: What if there's no head? Once in, there's a lack of ceremony that takes us both by surprise.