20 weeks scan -water?

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  1. nikkip

    nikkip Mummy to 2!!

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    Hello Ladies!!!

    Hope you are all having a fantastic easter!!! I've been to Wales and don't worry even though it was lambing season I didn't go near any!!!


    My question to you all - I have my 20 week scan tomorrow (I'm half way!!!:happydance:) and I was wondering how much water to drink before I go. For my 12 week scan it was 1.5 pints then when I had an emergence scan at 14 +6 it was 1.5 litres (yes an entire coke bottle size bottle of water!!:dohh:)

    I haven't been told this time round so any ideas??

    All my lovexxxxxxxxxxx:hug:
     
  2. cs22

    cs22 Mum and ttc# 2

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    i think its 1 and a half pints of water
     
  3. MummyBurgo

    MummyBurgo I love my boys x

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    Hey hun, you dont need to have a full bladder at you 20 week scan as baby will be high enough! I didnt have one,just ate some choc to get baby movin lol
     
  4. nikkip

    nikkip Mummy to 2!!

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    ooh yeah I'm definitely on the chocolate thing!!! lol and fizzy pop!! Thanks girls!!xx
     
  5. Carlz

    Carlz My 1st baby

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    love the wales comment lol

    I drank half a pint of squash and it was bad enough keeping that down
    I got told off for not having a full bladder but literally couldnt drink anymore.
    Scan still worked fine.
    Try to drink as much as you can keep down,.
     
  6. first alien

    first alien Well-Known Member

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    i was told off for drinking too much at my 12 weeks scan. i had 750ml! i was in a lot of pain. i haven't been asked to drink anything for my 20 week scan. i emptied my bladder half way through the 12 week scan and she was still able to get a really good piccy of the baby. i was quite annoyed because of the pain i was in . my hubby was told off even for talking to me on the drive to the hospital!!!!!
     
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    PrincessSoph Well-Known Member

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    i was told not to drink before my 20 week scan. good luck tomorrow hun x
     
  8. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    at my 12wk scan the pic werent very good even tho i ad drank a lot, at my 20wk scan i didnt drink that much, mabye half a pint, and it was great !!!

    have fun !
     
  9. nikkip

    nikkip Mummy to 2!!

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    Thanks ladies! i have not been told anything so I wanted to double check!

    FIRST ALIEN - lol!!!!
     
  10. Pippin

    Pippin Sam and Adélie-Rose's Mum

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    I was told two pints but didn't drink that just one large glass of water an hour before and that was fine. I needed the loo but not dying. the 20 week scan is a long one and you don't want to be passing out while you watch your little one on screen. xx
     
  11. nikkip

    nikkip Mummy to 2!!

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    Thanks Pippin! How long does it take and what else happens?
     
  12. HeidiLSparks

    HeidiLSparks Mom of 2 & 1 on the way!

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    I didnt need a full bladder either at my 20 week scan :)
     
  13. sam76

    sam76 Mummy to George & Louie

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    goodluck for tommorow xxxxxxxxx
     
  14. philly_bear24

    philly_bear24 Mummy to Imogen

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    My scan is tomorrow too WOOOO!!!! Good luck hun!!!
     
  15. daniandbaby

    daniandbaby Pregnant-expecting

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    I never drank nothing at any of my scans, I was never told to...!
     
  16. Rachel_C

    Rachel_C Well-Known Member

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    Good luck for the scan! Mine is in another week and my letter says to drink a litre of water, the same as for the 12 week scan. I've read elsewhere that you don't need to drink anything extra at 20 weeks, but I have a friend who didn't find out what sex the baby was because they couldn't get a good enough picture. The (really mean) sonographer told her it was because she hadn't drunk enough so I'm not taking any chances! I'll drink as much as I can hold!
     
  17. nikkip

    nikkip Mummy to 2!!

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    PHILLY_BEAR24 - Good luck hun

    I've not been told to drink anything, I didn't have a letter just a date in my green book.

    RACHEL_C - I'll try and drink as much as I can hold just in case too I really want to know what team I'm on so I'm not going to take a chance!!!
     

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