Okay, I go in for my 20w US real soon. And for the first one, I laid there and kept saying, can you be gentle I feel sick, please go lighter, that hurts, my belly hurts can you push less please, etc. The tech kept pushing like she was kneading a loaf of bread and I felt really sick the whole time. Its hard to feel bonded with this baby when the whole time I get to see Bean, I'm ready to throw up. I put up with it for DB#1 both times because I figured, that's just my body. This time, the doc did a very brief double check and OMW it was SO NICE. I couldn't tell anything was even happening. So now I'm reading up on the topic, and it turns out, the angle that they use with the stick is what's important for imaging. You only have to press hard if you don't know what you're doing. Is there a nice way to ask? Is there a stat somewhere that I can quote?
So, Q#1: how did your ultrasound go? Did you have to ask them to be gentle?
and Q#2: if you weren't sickened by the poking, how did you get the tech to go light on you?