How much water to drink before 12 week scan?

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  1. bigbloomerz

    bigbloomerz Well-Known Member

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    Hello all you lovely yummy mummys, I have my 12 weeks scan tommorow first thing in the morning and im wondering how much water I need to drink beforehand? E.G how many glasses or how many ML of water? :coffee:xx
     
  2. babybel

    babybel Mummy to two

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    Hi,

    Good luck with scan tomorrow, you must be so excited. Where I work we tell the ladies they do not need full bladders or to drink lots of water.

    HTH
     
  3. flumpy

    flumpy Well-Known Member

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    i think they say to drink a pint and a half an hour before your scan x
     
  4. LogansMama

    LogansMama Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on the sonographer. If they didn't tell you to drink water than I wouldn't worry about it. My doc doesn't find it necessary. Actually - she said it just makes the patient uncomfortable....
     
  5. ethan amelia

    ethan amelia Mummy to Isabelle

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    i had a pint and half a n hour before and was fine but then had to have internal scan so had to go pee!!!
     
  6. lanaross

    lanaross Mom to Bella and Greyson

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    I didn't have any water. On more recent machines it's not necessary at all, just ask them.
     
  7. MiissDior

    MiissDior Mommy of 3(1 in heaven)

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    I was told i dont have to drink water but i did i just baught normal bottle
    in shop and drank before i went into scan xx
     
  8. tracie107

    tracie107 My darling boys

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    I drank about 1/2 litre of water about 20mins before scan.
     
  9. BABYCAREY

    BABYCAREY mummy to a angel

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    I DONT KNOW EXACTLY BUT DONT OVERDO IT,IT CAN BE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE IF YOU DO!! :blush:
     
  10. Erised

    Erised Mummy to amazing girls

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    I've read around a pint before, but personally I didn't bother with mine today.
    I simply drank as I normally would, and went to the bathroom only an hour before the scan. The picture on screen was still very clear, and my bladder full enough.

    Just have a drink before you go, and you'll be just fine =) Don't over think it, it won't make that much of a difference apart from the fact you might be very uncomfortable if you drink too much
     
  11. impatient1

    impatient1 Mommy to 1 Angel & 2 DD

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    They told me 3 glasses of water an hour before my scan, and then they let me pee because i was gonna pee everywhere if they didn't.
     
  12. loopy_lou

    loopy_lou Well-Known Member

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    when i had my scan on saturday i had to give a sample before they had a look for the baby and they had a sign up saying they did not need a full bladder for the scan.

    Call the hospital and find out what they prefer?
     
  13. purplegirl

    purplegirl Well-Known Member

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    I only had one glass about an hour before. The pictures were great, your bladder does not have to be bursting.
     
  14. kristen77

    kristen77 Well-Known Member

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    i was told at least 2 pints & it takes 40 minutes from going in your mouth to finding your bladder! a bit uncomfy but well worth it as it helps get a better image (at least on some machines!!). enjoy xx



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  15. bigbloomerz

    bigbloomerz Well-Known Member

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    thanks everyone, I drank a bit and it really hurt whilst they were doing the scan, the DR said you dont need to drink much but it helps the visibility of the scan if you do have some water in there and its not empty :) xx
     

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