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Old May 4th, 2017, 11:09 AM   1
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Upsetting ultrasound


I feel like crying...
I went in for my 20 week ultrasound and we have no gender, no good pictures, and a bad experience.
She complained I didn't have a bulging bladder (even though i had to pee so bad it hurt)and baby was sleeping so she had me go pee and completely empty my bladder. After that she rushed me off. I have always been told to give them the usb they give for photos after the ultrasound so I went to give it to her and she said she didn't save any...
I now have to go to my doctors Monday and re book in a few weeks because she didn't get half the photos.



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Old May 4th, 2017, 12:45 PM   2
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Wow, that's just terrible!! I'd complain about them!!



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 12:49 PM   3
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All of the pictures she gave me are very blurry. I called my doctors to give them a heads up it will need to be re booked so i will have to wait until monday to see. I hope we can get it same week if not the following. I waited 4-5 weeks for this appointment and i was soooo excited...i pestered my OH for weeks and slept shitty all week because i was soo excited to find out what baby is.



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Old May 4th, 2017, 12:50 PM   4
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Oh, that's really rubbish I had a bad scanner at my 12 week, puts a downer on everything. I'd push to get another scan ASAP, it's an important one and they need to check everything is OK sooner rather than later. Hopefully you'll get someone different next time!

Did you drink the recommend amount of water one hour before? My hospital say a pint (about 600ml) an hour before and you need to drink that much all in one go, not over the space of 10 minutes for example. Sounds like you did though if you really needed the toilet! I'm guessing baby was just being very uncooperative but she still shouldn't have made you feel rushed or like it's your fault! At my hospital, they send you off to drink some Coke and eat some chocolate to get baby to move. They then try scan you again. On some occasions you may need to go back if that doesn't work but they book the appointment for you there and then :-/

Hope your doc is able to get you a re-scan asap!



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 12:52 PM   5
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That's horrible hun. I would suggest a private scan, if that was a private scan then I would be demanding my money back. With a private scan you will get pictures, can't promise the little peanut will cooperate but at least they would try.

Again I am so sorry you had to go through that .



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 15:57 PM   6
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It wasn't a private scan gladly. I hadnt gone to the washroom since 4am and i drank lots of liquid. On my way there i was drinking caffeinated tea to help wake it. I think i just have a stubborn baby..my 12 week ultrasound it was doing head stands and not wanting to move much.
Does coke and chocolate really work to get the baby moving??



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Old May 4th, 2017, 16:16 PM   7
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I honestly did not believe the whole Coke & chocolate thing, I thought it was a bit of an old wives tale but I've been proved wrong personally in the 3rd trimester where I've felt strong movement. One glass of Diet Coke and my baby wakes up and wriggles noticeably within 10 minutes :-/ I don't really understand why, maybe the caffeine? But it works for me without fail..

I'm less convinced by chocolate, but high levels of sugar does work. My little one went absoloutely bonkers after the glucose tolerance drink, she's never moved so much since!



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 17:05 PM   8
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It wasn't a private scan gladly. I hadnt gone to the washroom since 4am and i drank lots of liquid. On my way there i was drinking caffeinated tea to help wake it. I think i just have a stubborn baby..my 12 week ultrasound it was doing head stands and not wanting to move much.
Does coke and chocolate really work to get the baby moving??
Yes it does. Both chocolate and soda have caffeine in them. It moves surprisingly quickly through your body since it's a liquid and can get the baby moving pretty quickly.



 
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Old May 4th, 2017, 18:50 PM   9
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I will definitly try it! I drank ice tea before my ultrasound but i watered it down since it was so sweet...maybe i shouldnt have lol



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Old May 4th, 2017, 22:08 PM   10
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I'm sorry you had such a miserable experience. There is no way she should have treated you that way. It is her job, after all, to get clear pictures, no matter how long it takes to get them. I'd suggest what everyone else said, to drink a caffeinated beverage right before you go in or even while you're sitting in the waiting room. I would also push to get that scan moved up. After all it isn't your fault the tech wouldn't work with you, especially since you had a full bladder. I hope your next scan goes better, hun



 
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