It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pregnancy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-30-2006, 05:30 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 121
cincbcat HB User
U/S at 8 weeks?

Hi girls, I'm new to this thread, will be expecting my first on 11/13. I have read on this site and others about ultrasounds being done at 8 week appointments. I am just wondering if this is customary, as I have spoken to my OB and he informed me they don't do U/S until around week 20. Does it just depend on your Dr. whether or not they U/S early? I'm kind of jealous that so many ladies get to have one so early!! Good luck to you all, I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months.

Rachel

 
Old 03-30-2006, 05:47 AM   #2
DDB DDB is offline
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 77
DDB HB User
Re: U/S at 8 weeks?

Congratulations! I think it does just depend on the doctor. My OB/GYN wanted me to have my first one at 6 weeks just to see if it was a "viable" pregnancy. I think that must be routine for her because there was nothing making our pregnancy high-risk and we had conceived on our own. And we were able to find out very early on that we're expecting twins.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-30-2006, 06:00 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 529
Paet HB User
Re: U/S at 8 weeks?

I had my ultrasounds 8 and 10 weeks because I was seeing an infertility specialist and they wanted to make sure everything was ok. I then had the usual one at 20 weeks. Depends on the doctor, I guess.
__________________

 
Old 03-30-2006, 06:11 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 755
baby#2 HB User
Re: U/S at 8 weeks?

Usually you only get one around 20 wks but with this pregnancy (my second) I've already had 5.
6 wks - lower abdominal pain, wanted to rule out ectopic
10 wks - sudden loss of pregnancy symptoms, checking to make sure baby was okay
13 wks - Couldn't pick up h/b with doppler
18.4 wks - Regular anatomical and gender u/s - IT'S A BOY!
35.1 wks - Growth u/s and confirm gender - IT'S STILL A BOY!

With my first I had one at 19.5 wks and that was it!
Every situation is different and every Doc/Midwife is as well. Hang in there! You'll get to see your little one soon enough!

 
Old 03-30-2006, 06:30 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 815
LovinArmyWife05 HB User
Re: U/S at 8 weeks?

I think drs will only do u/s's early if they feel there is a medical reason to rule something out. I know I have had I want to say 6 this pregnancy. Granted it is my first and I've had some medical issues, but they mainly do them only before the 20wks if they cant find a heartbeat or what not. That was why I had my first u/s done because we were unable to find ds's heartbeat. But I know otherwise the dr's here wont do an u/s until 20wks, unless they feel there is a medical reason to do one before.


 
Old 03-31-2006, 08:11 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Panama City Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,699
xinerevelle HB User
Re: U/S at 8 weeks?

When I scheduled my first appointment I asked what they did, and the scheduler told me that they do an u/s, order blood tests, and do a pelvic exam/pap smear. My first appointment will be at 7wks+3d.

 
Old 04-01-2006, 01:15 AM   #7
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sunderland, UK
Posts: 103
Safc-Chick HB User
Re: U/S at 8 weeks?

in the uk its procedure to have your scans at around 12 wks and again at about 22 wks

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
15 weeks post ptt repair and Calcaneal osteotomy ldkit Foot & Ankle Problems 1 07-09-2011 06:33 PM
April First trimester up to 13 weeks Khandii 2010 Mommies 84 05-12-2010 05:51 AM
I'm 16 weeks and I feel huge already!!! Anyone else showing? brooklynngruber Pregnancy 17 03-05-2010 01:20 PM
Quad Test at 5 Weeks? blue_eyed_girl Pregnancy 3 11-07-2007 03:09 PM
I've been having symptoms for 14 weeks now. battlehorse HIV Prevention 22 10-02-2007 11:31 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:57 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!