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Old Apr 12th, 2012, 15:37 PM   1
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Anyone else worried about baby not showing the goods at 20 week scan?


What's your plan to make sure they move?

At scans at both 13 and 18 weeks my baby was in very awkward positions and not rolling or flipping around at all, just moving limbs around...he kicks me a lot but he doesn't seem to make a lot of big movements!

I even had some juice shortly before yesterday's scan so I'm thinking I'd better prepare to take some more dramatic action if I want confirmation of the early (13 week) gender prediction, otherwise I just KNOW he'll sit there with legs closed the way he was yesterday.

Currently I'm thinking that before the scan I'll drink some cold iced tea with a small amount of caffeine...and bring a bottle of juice along with me (and try to keep it cold somehow) in case more stimulation is needed during the scan! If that fails then we'll just have to resort to walking around and prodding him from outside, I guess. Hope the tech is patient

Just wondering whether anyone else has been thinking about this too, and, if so, what you've been thinking!



 
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Old Apr 12th, 2012, 15:42 PM   2
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Totally!!

Ive got twins and I'm thinking thats going to make things even more awkward!

Im desperate to know the sex, Im open to any advice about getting them to move around and show themselves!!

Im convinced its two boys at the moment lol

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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 16:12 PM   3
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Ooh twins, I didn't even think of that, you're right I bet it introduces some awkwardness. But I also know I've read about plenty of twin moms here having no trouble finding out!

I've heard caffeine, sugar, drinking something cold all make them more active...someone suggested carbonation as well...and I think I have heard ladies mention that fetuses like to move toward warmth, and away from cold, applied externally. Maybe I will bring an ice pack and try to chase him around with it or something baby torture!

Any other ideas??



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 18:33 PM   4
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Apparently orange juice is good

I'm trying a combo of lucozade and chocolate at my scan on Monday, hope it doesn't make me sick though lol x



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 18:42 PM   5
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i never even thought about drinking anything before hand that could make it easier.

My scan is on monday and we(or should i say i) am planning to find out(hubby doesnt want to find out, but tough cookie lol).

I think ive come to the conclusion that if we cant see anything then hubby will have his way, just would be nice to know. But knowing me i'd then demand a gender scan at a later date LOL!



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 19:38 PM   6
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Before my gender scan I had a soda and baby was up and moving! I had my 20 week scan this morning and didn't have any sugar and he was being very stubborn! He just wanted to sleep! The US tech was jiggling my stomach really hard and poking and proding him till he finally woke up, yawned, and moved into a little better position! I think having a coke beforehand deffinatly can't hurt!



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 19:41 PM   7
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Lol I had french toast before hand (thought the sugar would help) but uhh baby just wasn't having any of it. Kept his/her legs tightly together. Oh well, team yellow for now.



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2012, 21:07 PM   8
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Ugh twicky, that's exactly what I'm afraid will happen to us, boooo. I can see from your signature that you're having a 4D scan though...hope baby is more cooperative!

Loveandbabies, what you describe is exactly what happened at our NT scan...baby had his head curled up so we needed him to move in order to get the key NT measurement...finally after much prodding he slid around a LITTLE into a better position!

I came across this list of ways to turn a breech baby that seemed relevant:
http://womantowomancbe.wordpress.com...her-resources/
I forgot about music, I do find that loud rhythmic music usually gets baby kicking so maybe that's another one to add to the toolbox



 
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