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BFP 03/5/13, EDD 11/12/13. HB 175 at 9w2d. It's a girl!
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equibabe611:You will go in every two weeks til then. At those visits your Dr will measure your uterine growth and your weight gain. This will help make are your baby is growing. If you feel regular kicks, you will know baby is ok. You are definitely oeverreacting.
This. I had my anatomy scan at 18 weeks 4 days. At 22 weeks 4 days, they measured my uterus and it was 2 weeks ahead. They have decided to do another U/S to make sure baby is ok. Due to my history, I most likely have polyhydraminos, again. They discovered it the same way first time around. My measurements were off.
They know when there are signs of problems without ultrasounds. U/S were not even routine until around the mid 90s. My mom never had a single U/S with my brother. The only reason she had them with me was because they had found non cancerous tumors in her uterus prior to her pregnancy.
To date, I have had 5 ultrasounds and will have a 6th on the 29th. I would have been happy with one. I had bleeding issues first trimester and they had trouble finding baby's heartbeat so had to look at an ultrasound. I went to the ER and they had to do an ultrasound. I also had my A/S and have to do a repeat of A/S due to six fingers on each hand and a few bright spots they found.
I would have rather had one. My Mother had three healthy kids with no ultrasounds 30 years ago since her doctor didn't believe in them. We were all born healthy with no issues.
I think they cause a lot of needless worry and I would really just like to have had one.
I had one at every appt (9 w, 11w, 13w, 16w, 20w) to monitor growth and because there's a U/S machine at my doc's office so it's convenient for my doc to check on the baby if he wants to.
At my last appt, the 20w A/S, he told me that would be the last one and that we would start doing the measurements and listen to the heartbeat using the doppler going forward unless there are issues late in the pregnancy.
So, yeah, sounds like you're normal. :)
Woodsie:My 20 week anatomy scan was my last ultrasound. I'm not worried.
As far as I understand my A/S at 20 weeks was my (3rd and) last, like PP said. I'd listen to the recos of your docs, if they are concerned about something, they will take the necessary measures to keep both you and LO safe.
And yes, our appointments get closer and closer together as we go on, so they are keeping closer tabs on the progress. Try to relax and trust in your doctor, or, if you don't trust your doctor now, go find one with whom you feel absolutely comfortable.
mtb21: Woodsie:My 20 week anatomy scan was my last ultrasound. I'm not worried.
Yep, I'm done too if all goes well and I'm thrilled. Why would you even necessarily need another at 35 weeks? My first pregnancy I didn't have any before 20 weeks and still ended up having 5 because I had complications and was high risk. I will be much happier to have a normal pregnancy and have no more ultrasounds.
So true, be happy and thankful that you don't need more ultrasounds than that. Although having many ultrasounds seems nice in theory, you would have extra ultrasounds because you're high risk which makes you uneasy and stressed. I'll be having my 7th ultrasound in about 2 weeks and I feel concern at every turn. I'd feel much more content to be "normal" and have just the standard number of ultrasounds.
jacqgomar:I'm going to do a 3D u/s in a few weeks just so I see my LO again, I hate the wait, I won't be getting another u/s either.
Our baby boy!
In my experience, it really depends on your doctor and if you have any complications. When I was still in California, I had one at each of the three appointments I went to with my OB. He said it was standard practice in his office because they have more women who wait a little longer to get pregnant, and he likes to watch them more closely. I also had two at the beginning of the pregnancy (shortly after my BFP) for really bad cramping, and several in the ER/L&D when my HG was at its worst to make sure the baby was okay...I think that was about 5 times.At my doctor's in Iowa, they just do the standard 20 week A/S, so if I hadn't had the crazy quad screen, that would have been my last ultrasound, but I've had three more (two from the perinatologist and one from the ER) since then. My sister who also lives here has just had one, plus a private 3D scan, and my mom who went through her pregnancies here a well didn't have any.
So it really depends on a lot of different factors. Overall I've had 14...which is absolutely outrageous to me, and some people only have a handful or less.