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Old 09-09-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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WOW. I have never, not one single time in my first or current pregnancy, been told to drink extra fluids before an ultrasound. In fact, I am asked to give a urine sample before each appointment, so I go in empty!!
I mean good lord, at this point, if I wait too long to pee, I begin cramping and can be uncomfortable-even get contractions-for the rest of the day!!

That's craaaazy.
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It is possible to have too much in your bladder. I had to pee in the middle of an ultrasound once. The tech couldn't see properly


I have a pretty small bladder anyway, and I tend to drink a lot of water in general. At my 12 week u/s, the tech had to send me off the the bathroom TWICE to pee - all she could see was this giant dark looming bladder on the screen crowding everything else out

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all she could see was this giant dark looming bladder on the screen crowding everything else out
lol!!
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By the way, I read a tip on another thread here that in order to get the baby to move around a lot so they can take measurements and you can tell the gender, is to eat something sweet a little while before the u/s.

I did that for my first and he was bouncing around like crazy!
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:14 AM
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yes, but i fell a bit short of that amount i think. i peed 2 hours before going, then drank as much as i could, and then hoped there wasn't going to be much of a wait.

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