did everyone...?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by KaeRit21, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. KaeRit21

    KaeRit21 Guest

    hey again ladies...am just wondering...did everyone get a 20 week scan?? or is it only some areas that get these??

    :shrug:

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  2. kayleigh&bump

    kayleigh&bump Mum to Finnley & TTC #2

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    i think this is pretty standard? I have got mine on 9th october. Maybe some of the other girls can help out a bit more!! xx
     
  3. KaeRit21

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    i didnt get one. i first went for my scan at bout 11 and a half weeks. but baba was lyin really awkwardly and i had to wait three weeks and go back. i got re-scanned at 14 weeks and that was it.

    just me??

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  4. Rachaela

    Rachaela Well-Known Member

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    yeh i had a 20 weeks scan and all my pregnant buddies lol. x
     
  5. DizzyMoo

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    Scotland does work differently for some reason, maybe some other scots or ladies up that way can help hun . The rest of uk get a 20wk as standard & i assumed that included scotland but alot of ladies on here do mention a difference in these things.
     
  6. QTPie

    QTPie Well-Known Member

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    That sounds wrong to me - have you asked your MW what scans you should get?

    A 20 week scan is pretty standard in the UK - it is an anomaly scan that picks up a certain number of important defects...

    I am very surprised taht you haven't had one...

    QT
     
  7. Kirstin

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    I got one
     
  8. MoonMuffin

    MoonMuffin Mom of 2!

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    The 20 week scan is the big anatomy scan. It's very important to have it done because they check everything to make sure everything is growing normally, etc. They check the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, bones, etc. so if there is a problem they can identify it and discuss with you what needs to be done (like if your baby will need surgery or something). Also its an opportunity to find out the gender and see the baby! :D
     
  9. KaeRit21

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    the only thing that gets me is if baby had been right way round at 11 and half weeks that woulda been the end of it...how can that be ok?

    am really confused at the differences between parts of the country, ud think a 20 week scan would be seen as standard practise for all pregnant ladies

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    I'd definately phone your hospital hun - is that where you had your booking appointment?

    My 20w scan was booked in at my first ever appointment at 9 weeks.

    I'd phone the maternity ward and ask with them....if they are no help i'd call the ultrasound dept and mention you havent heard about your 20w scan....just say you would have expected the letter by now, can they help.
     
  12. Boomerslady

    Boomerslady Well-Known Member

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    WHAT?? Surely thats not right....I just signed it....how can England and Scotland differ that much?
     
  13. KaeRit21

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    big thanks to jenstar1976....

    ive signed it too...but am completely dumbfounded as to why its so diff. it doesnt seem fair.

    xxx
     
  14. JenStar1976

    JenStar1976 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunatley the Scotland NHS is quite different to England NHS - the Scottish Parliament have also made extreme changes with regard to Education and Justice (hence the Libyian stuff at the mo) (it's all because of the Scotland Act 1998).
     
  15. KaeRit21

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    to everyone reading this...please please sign the petition

    xxx
     
  16. Boomerslady

    Boomerslady Well-Known Member

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    If I were you, I'd head below the border, and make up some sort of pain/cramping!! Get taken to A&E and see if they'll do a scan then......even if its not the offical anomoloy scan, they might check for the normal stuff (kidneys, heart etc etc)
     
  17. KaeRit21

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    ....i was in hospital up here at 19 weeks with painful abdominal tightenings and all they did was take my blood.

    im thinking of going private....if anything its peace of mind...i know i can feel and see baby moving but....

    if anyone has any suggestions on scanning places, please help!

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  18. bekkie

    bekkie Mommy Due Sept 20

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    Mines next thursday :D so excited!

    it's the only ultrasound I get unless there's a problem (other than my 4d optional scan that I'm paying for)
     
  19. Jay_x

    Jay_x Mummy to Brooke Rose xx

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    I'm having a 20 week scan & I live in the East Midlands.
    xx​
     
  20. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I signed the petition. I had no idea that you wouldn't get a 20 week scan. I hope that gets changed soon.
     

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