For those of us for whatever reason make the choice to use ultrasounds during our pregnancys.
I figured one thread for all of us might be a good way to keep the conversation going in one place. Anyone else out there deciding to use u/s?
I had an ultrasound this morning to check in on things, after having some losses in the past it is assuring to see and settle in. So happy to hear the little heartbeat thumping away at a rate of 126. I am measuring 6w4d which make sense on timing and such. Though it is confusing at times talking about how far along you are- since it can either go by measure or by date of last period. From measure I am about one week from my ovulation so the variance is small!!
From the spotting, cramping and such I was all worried but I feel more trusting of my body now. (the vicious game). I had debated about the u/s as it were but have decided I will do one more at some point, MAYBE. Or not. who knows I don't feel the need for it.
The tech was the same woman who did the u/s for DD and she was super awesome. We elected to do a internal scan for a better view and the heartbeat. I think I might be able to sleep now!!! YAY!!!
yes, i am having my first ultrasound (and first appt) next Wednesday. Very excited and really hoping we can see the little whatsit and hear the heartbeat. I should be 9 weeks, 1 day by then so I feel positive. (though i know i am still in a miscarriage danger zone. )
p.s. there are so many smileys to choose from; it's overwhelming! ;)
I had an early ultrasound to confirm viability at 7w1d. I'll have another around 12 weeks for the AFP/quad screen and another between 19-20 weeks for anatomy and gender. The only ultrasounds that I think are BS are third trimester growth scans. I've seen way too much error (and rarely accurate information) at that point to consider it a useful tool. At that point, I think providers are better off using their hands vs. a machine!
I love seeing my little one on ultrasound. Helps me with bonding so much...helps calm my nerves quite a bit, too. I've been judged harshly for this in the past, and probably will be from here on out, too - but I couldn't care less. We all appreciate different things. I'm not uneducated or uninformed. In fact, I'm a doula and a student midwife. I'm very well versed in the pros/cons.
To each his own....or her own!
I will be having an ultrasound in about 4 hours to (hopefully!) confirm viability and see a little heart beating away. I am mostly a no testing non-invasive home birthing mama, but I am too neurotic not to know what is going on, especially after an early loss last time. So I will have this one today to ease my mind and one more around 20 weeks to check anatomy and gender. I'll edit to post a quick update after my scan tonight.
Edited to post that the US went well! Little bean was a-wiggling around in there with a HR of 180! Measurements were good, just 2 days off my estimate (I was charting but traveling at the time and had a gap in temps)
I will be getting an ultrasound on Tuesday. I chose to have it because I wanted to confirm how far along I was (I think I ovulated really early in my cycle and am worried that if I don't have a semi-accurate due date, it might be hard to know if I go past 42 weeks while my midwife thinks I'm just over 40). Also, I've been told by my doctors in the past that I would have high potential for miscarriages (as did my mother) so it's nice to feel like I might get some physical confirmation that everything is where it should be. If the ultrasound goes well, we are thinking of announcing early (we will be at 10 weeks.. early I know but a lot of people already know and we want to actually be the ones to announce it instead of it being anti-climatic because everyone secretly knows by 12 weeks) .
I will guess GIRL based on this ultrasound, mama! Not sure if you wanted to know but there's a nub and it's clearly visible and it indicates girl :) GREAT picture!!
First ultrasound was yesterday! It was lovely. Saw the little peanut kicking and punching and its little heart beating away at 158 bpm. We were a bit off on our dates, so instead of measuring 10 weeks I was measuring 9. That's actually the reason we went for the ultrasound-- to confirm dates--- as there is a history of preterm labor and knowing where you are week by week can make a huge difference.
All else is good. I cried. DH's jaw was on the floor. I'm pinning the ultrasound to the front of the fridge for my mom and dad to find when the come over for Thanksgiving!
Great reports, everyone!
We had our first u/s at 8 weeks 2 days. The due date wheel from LMP put us at 10 weeks 2 days but I know I ovulated 2 weeks later than "textbook" and even had my BBT chart to support it. I *know* I ovulated on 9/29. So the nurse took that into consideration. Then when the sonogram image appeared she agreed, I was 8 weeks rather than 10 weeks. Can you imagine the concern and heartache if I was thinking all along I was 10 weeks only to see a bean that was slow in development!? I am so glad I was neurotic about charting. I guess its the scientist in me. :-P
I would guess BOY based on this photo :)