Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

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Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

Postby MamaBird912 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:30 pm

With my son I got 2 ultras, but this time they say I might only get one around 20 weeks! That seems a bit ridiculous to me.. Like why should I have to wait that long to see that everything is good? Ugh..
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Re: Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

Postby alecita1987 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:15 am

Mmmm that sucks. My midwife also only schedules you for the anatomy u/s at 20 weeks to check on the baby and learn the sex. But I told her of my concerns and she sent me to a private place to get one done at 8 weeks. Also you should have the option to get one at around 12 weeks (the NT scan) to do the screening for Down Syndrome and such. I would talk to your doctor and demand an u/s even if they won't do it at the doctor's office they should help you come up with some kind of solution.
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Re: Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

Postby TrebleLily » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:23 am

My midwife also initially said that only one ultrasound was really needed for me since I'm low risk and know my ovulation/conception dates accurately. I told her that despite knowing my dates, I really wanted the early dating ultrasound (done around 8weeks), just so I could see my baby. She had no problem with this at all and scheduled me for it.

So perhaps your provider was just telling you what they think is needed, but that doesn't mean that it is firmly all they will allow? If you express that you would like more they should be willing to go along with it.
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Re: Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

Postby Amanda0713 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:40 am

I agree that you should really push for at least one more. If I had to pick, id choose the 12 week NT scan over an early dating scan because there is a lot of medical significance to that scan, which also might help you in demanding it be done.

If they really won't do it, like PP said, you could go to a private place.
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Re: Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

Postby MamaBird912 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:16 pm

It wasn't my obgyn, it was his nurse. She said it would be up to him to decide if another one was necessary. So, I'm gonna try to push for an 11 or 12 week one also.. How else will I know if im having multiples? They run in both families. My mom's side, dads side, and in my husband's family.
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Re: Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

Postby alexandra1234 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:18 pm

That seems so crazy... am I allowed to ask which state/country you live in?
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Re: Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

Postby MamaBird912 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:26 pm

Ohio in The US
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Re: Upset.. Only 1 ultrasound?

Postby pzrae » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:19 pm

You can usually just go to a place and pay for one privately if you want one. I have some friends who use midwives who don't do u/s and they just went and paid for one so they could know the sex.
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