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Amy WAHM to Elle 3/2/2004, Meadow 12/02/2006, Azaliah 4/09/2009, and Olive 09/23/2011. I have been married to my husband Bill since 2/22/03.....
Originally Posted by egoldber
In fact, I have often been told to empty my bladder by various techs because the bladder was so full it was making it harder for them to see the baby.
|It depends on equipment, but moslty just standard protocol of the reading Dr. If they want to measure her cervical length, and don't want to fo a transvaginal (which is usualy unnecessary by 17 weeks) then her bladder needs to be pretty full. I would say 24 -30 oz should be enough though.|
|Just remember that a full bladder doesn't mean you have to be in pain.|
Originally Posted by Saramomofmany
We are having an ultrasound tomorrow(I'm about 17 weeks + 2 days). I asked the nurse if I needed to drink a ton of water and she said just have a full bladder...so what the heck does that mean? How much water would that mean, and how late is the latest can I drink it before the ultrasound? Meaning my appointment is at 5pm can I wait until about 4:30 to drink it? I had an ultrasound back in 2000 with my first at around 20 weeks and they had me drink about 60 gallons and I was almost peeing my pants. I am trying to make it as least painful for me as possible.