I have my first scan tomorrow

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  1. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    .. my DR bought my scan forward to tomorrow because of some slight bleeding I had at 5 weeks. Im really nervous about the scan because I just dont know what to expect. Not only do they look at the baby but also at your tubes etc: which is worrying incase something isnt quite right.
    Did anyone else have these fears when they first went for their scan? I mean what exactly do they do and roughly how long will it take?
    As Im rather slim, the nurse said I may be able to have an stomach scan instead of an internal- what should I expect tomorrow? and is it as worrying as it seems?
     
  2. Natalie&Karl

    Natalie&Karl Well-Known Member

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    I only recently had my first scan. And i think its natural for a mother-to-be to be concerned and panic a bit.

    I was REALLY worried, all i wanted to hear was that everything was ok.

    Me and my fella went along and they just rubbed loads of jelly over my belly and it all happened VERY quickly!! Was very emotional and a simply amazing experience!!

    It took about 20 minutes - once she had asked questions etc (in order to work out my due date)

    I'm not too sure about internal scans...

    So rest assured! Ur not a freak for worrying and i wish u all the luck in the world and hope everything goes well - let us know!

    Nat x
     
  3. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    :) Thank you for the reassurance but Im soooo nervous.
    I had some slight bleeding at 5 weeks but DR and I think thats due to an irritated cervix ( I kept feeling for the position)
    Im just really scared that they wont see anything on the scan, I mean you hear about those kind of miscarriages all the time :( (and my dr said missed miscarriages are rare)

    Like you, all I want to hear is "everything is fine"- but being only 7 and a half weeks, Im not to optomistic and plus, the chances of the abdominal scan being clear is pretty much slim, so looks like i'll be having an internal- though im kinda hoping that due to having a tiny body frame, it will be easy to find imagea and an internal wont be needed.

    Im glad everything went well for you, I bet you were so relieved to hear that youre lil one was ok- That's all I want, to know that my baby is healthy and has a very healthy beating heart but again, being under 2 months pregnant, I'm scared they wont find it. :(

    Thanks again for the response. x
    By the way, how far gone were you at your first scan? I bet you waited for your 12 week scan right? Im far too impaitent for that!
     
  4. charlie

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    I had an internal scan two years ago when i had a miscarriage... they ask you to put your legs up and then open them out.... and this relaxes you... then they enter the scanner which looks like a vibrator LOL LOL and are very gentle.

    charlie x
     
  5. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    The internals are a shock when your not expecting it - First time I had a scan I was asked to strip I was mortified but mostly because I wasn't expecting it!

    It's honestly fine just relax the nicely cover you as much as possible & they are sitting to the side of you they are more intersted in their screen :wink:
     
  6. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    My experience of an internal was fine........I had to put a hospital gown on, then lay on a bed with my legs apart and the sonographer put the scanner in me (like a long rod) and that was that!

    TBH I found it absolutely fine, I thought it was going to be so embarassing and undignified, but it was nothing of the sort.......I was covered up and the sonographer didn't even need to look down below, so I was really relieved.......I had a total of 3 internals during this pregnancy, and they have all been the same, I would have no problem having another one if needed at any point!

    I hope that reassures you hun....

    I wish you all the best for your scan, we all have fears when it comes to the first scan, you are not alone! x
     
  7. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    Why on earth would you need to strip? thats not necesarry is it? I mean they're scanning your insides not your clothing.
    I was intending on going to the hospital wearing a skirt so they could just do it whilst I kept my clothes- how embarrassing.

    What am I likely to see on this scan? (thats providing everything is ok) I mean will the heartbeat be visible etc:?
     
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    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    You put on a hospital gown, You wouldn't lay there starkers!

    You will be able to see the baby and the heartbeat, everything you can on a tummy scan! x
     
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    Good luck and enjoy it :D
     
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    hey honey, i have had an internal scan before and also i had an early over the tummy scan at 7 weeks this time to look for a hear beat...i was petrified, i cried and was so sick with worry...feel free to pm me honey if you like, im on just now til about 9 ish...
     
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    Yer sorry strip & gown :lol: Just my wording :lol:
     
  12. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    Thanks for your responses girls :) I appreciate it greatly.
    Well my appointment is in a few hours so I better start drinking a load of fluids- HOPEFULLY I wont have to have an internal- for once I may actually be thankful that I have a teeny tiny body frame as it may work in my favor today!
    I think all they're looking for is a heartbeat and to make sure baby is growing in the right place (as a pose to in my tubes) Im not as scared as I was but saying that, when I get to the hospital things might just change!
    Im sure alot of people feel the same when I say that I dont like being poked and prodded at the best of times; I dunno, I guess theres something significantly frightening when it comes to medical professionals poking you in a hospital- it's like your waiting for bad news when its in a hospital!!!!!
    Im undecisive about whether or not I should agree to the internal scan, maybe if a tummy scan doesnt work well this time I could go back next week or something like one of the nurses suggested to me last night on the phone, but in saying that, I will possibly be even more worried for the next week if they cant see anything on the tummy scan!
    Thanks for all your encouraging words; i'll let you know how it goes and if it went well, I will post a picture of my little bean! x x
     
  13. Natalie&Karl

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    [/quote]:) Thank you for the reassurance but Im soooo nervous.
    I had some slight bleeding at 5 weeks but DR and I think thats due to an irritated cervix ( I kept feeling for the position)
    Im just really scared that they wont see anything on the scan, I mean you hear about those kind of miscarriages all the time :( (and my dr said missed miscarriages are rare)

    Like you, all I want to hear is "everything is fine"- but being only 7 and a half weeks, Im not to optomistic and plus, the chances of the abdominal scan being clear is pretty much slim, so looks like i'll be having an internal- though im kinda hoping that due to having a tiny body frame, it will be easy to find imagea and an internal wont be needed.

    Im glad everything went well for you, I bet you were so relieved to hear that youre lil one was ok- That's all I want, to know that my baby is healthy and has a very healthy beating heart but again, being under 2 months pregnant, I'm scared they wont find it. :(

    Thanks again for the response. x
    By the way, how far gone were you at your first scan? I bet you waited for your 12 week scan right? Im far too impaitent for that![/quote]


    I was actually 16 weeks before i had my first scan - hence the worry and stress!! I was very unsure whether we would be able to cope as i'm 22 and my boyfriend 25, and i had a lot of pressure on me from my family.

    But i'm sooooooooooo glad that i went through with the pregnancy, whether it was planned or unplanned. Seeing my little one for the first time was the best experience EVER!!!!!!!

    Best of Luck for today! xxxxxx
     
  14. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    Hey girls, just got back from the hospital.
    We saw our little bean and its heart beating :) it looked huge for 7 weeks, :)

    Thanks again for everything x x x x
     
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    Oh well done you must feel so much better now and is great news you saw the HB as this is very promising.

    Well done,did you get a rough EDD?

    Bex
     
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    wow.... god... you are so lucky!

    i hope my baby is growing in the right place THIS is a huge worry of mine.


    did you get a copy of the ultrasound?

    charlie x
     
  17. Natalie&Karl

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    Aww congratulations. Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy!! xxx
     
  18. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    :) Im relieved we saw the heartbeat although it's still kinda early so I wont get my hopes up yet!
    My EDD Is september 22nd, confirmed by 3 dr's; the dates were spot on too as the baby measured 7 weeks 4 days :)
    They saw the baby as soon as the scanner was put on my stomach, I was quite surprised!!!!! I got 3 cute pictures too.
     
  19. Tam

    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    I am so pleased for you babe, now enjoy your pregnancy, and wishing you a very healthy and happy one at that! x
     
  20. Louise

    Louise Proud mum to baby Nick

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    Aww thankyou :)
    I canot wait til I get to your stage, it must be so exciting :) I can imagine it being a tad scary too, especally if its your first child.
    Are you having the baby naturally? I wanted an elective C-Section because for some reason Im convinced that they are better for you and you have less chance of anything going wrong during delivery, though my dr said its actually vice versa and that a natural birth is much safer (I cant see why)
     

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