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#1 of 3 Old 09-03-2013, 12:38 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm a little over 10 weeks. Today I had my first "appointment" which was just a long boring consultation with a nurse. Last week I had blood/urine labwork and filled out a packet. Today we reviewed all that, and next week is my first real appointment. 

So last week when I went in for blood work (and also on the phone to make that appointment) they made a big deal out of informing me that they don't do an early fetal age ultrasound there. They only do the 20ish weeks anatomy scan. This is a military hospital and I guess it's a Tricare thing. Friends have confirmed they only received one also.

ANYWAY after making a huge deal out of making sure I knew that, I go in today and the nurse tells me my blood and urine were healthy, but questions my dates...then tells me they've scheduled me an ultrasound for next week but without explaining. At the time, for some reason, I didn't hound her with questions about it ..I was just really surprised. But now looking back on it I'm like ...well...what in my blood work made them question my dates? (my dates are correct, by the way. My husband got home from Afghanistan July 3. LMP June 22. BFP July 22. 

Anyway now I'm worried about a baby that's not growing fast enough, or maybe that there's more than one in there! I'll find out next week of course but I just wanted to ask...what are standard reasons for ordering an "extra" ultrasound?

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also sorry if I didn't do this right or put this in the correct place :blush

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Your blood and urine could have had higher than expected HCG, which can be a sign of twins. An early ultrasound would help them confirm the number of babies.

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