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FertileMyrtle5 5 kids; Mayberry, IN, United States 368 posts
Sep 19th '13

When I had my 20 weeks ultrasound with the twins, they did both abdominal and transvaginal and they scheduled each baby in 30 minute sessions. So I think it's normal. They did abdominal first, had me go pee, then did transvaginal.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Sep 19th '13

Mine took an hour and I still had to go back. It should be abdominal though. An ultrasound wont hurt the baby its just a sound wave.

MotherFalcon Seidkona 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 6712 posts
Sep 19th '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Mine took an hour and I still had to go back. It should be abdominal though. An ultrasound wont hurt the baby its just a sound wave."

not true. there is a risk with using them, and HB dopplers are even worse.



i dont want the drama to start rolling, so ill leave it at that. if anyone wants more info pm me.



we dont do US or doppler.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3568 posts
Sep 19th '13
Quoting happilymarried614:" That's what she said. It would be transvaginal, do drink water, and it would be 40 minutes. I'm going by what she said. My last one did take a little while. "


If it's trans vaginal, then it shouldn't matter if you drink water or not. The full bladder only helps with an abdominal ultrasound... They had me empty my bladder before my trans vaginal. The lady sounds confused.

FertileMyrtle5 5 kids; Mayberry, IN, United States 368 posts
Sep 19th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Severus Snape:</b>" If it's trans vaginal, then it shouldn't matter if you drink water or not. The full bladder only helps ... [snip!] ... only helps with an abdominal ultrasound... They had me empty my bladder before my trans vaginal. The lady sounds confused. "</blockquote>




This is true.

Aiden&Jensen's Mommy Due November 23; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 209 posts
Sep 19th '13

The only time I was give a trans-vaginal ultrasound after 11weeks was when I was about 36weeks pregnant with my first DS and they were wanting a close look at my cervix to make sure it was okay and to get the exact dilation and effacement and to see exactly how close his head was to my cervix. They also did abdominal one during the same scan because they said the baby was too big to see everything if they used the trans-vaginal after a certain point in your pregnancy and they prefer not to use it unless they have too because it can cause bleeding and things..

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
Sep 19th '13
Quoting MotherFalcon~24weeks!:" not true. there is a risk with using them, and HB dopplers are even worse. i dont want the drama to ... [snip!] ... i dont want the drama to start rolling, so ill leave it at that. if anyone wants more info pm me. we dont do US or doppler."


fukushima_radiation_nuclear_fallout_map.
your point is invalid

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
Sep 19th '13
Quoting MotherFalcon~24weeks!:" not true. there is a risk with using them, and HB dopplers are even worse. i dont want the drama to ... [snip!] ... i dont want the drama to start rolling, so ill leave it at that. if anyone wants more info pm me. we dont do US or doppler."

Would you mind pm-ing me links? I don't wanna google it then get a bunch of crap links lol

MotherFalcon Seidkona 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 6712 posts
Sep 19th '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" Would you mind pm-ing me links? I don't wanna google it then get a bunch of crap links lol"

sure np :)
ill send some tonight cuz i wont be on again til the baby is asleep

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
Sep 19th '13

she is worried about u/s waves but lives in California XD

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; anywhere, bH, United States 37526 posts
Sep 19th '13

I'm super duper late to this, but meh. lol.



Maybe it's just Washington. I just had my anatomy scan and she did a trans-vaginal first, then an abdominal. I didn't have that with either of my other 2 pregnancies.



She said it was a more accurate way to measure my cervix. They like to check "just in case". I feel it's overkill, personally. Unless I'm having issues, I don't see why I need to take my pants off for the d***o cam.

happilymarried614 Due April 7 (boy); 1 child; Washington 380 posts
Sep 19th '13
Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:" I'm super duper late to this, but meh. lol. Maybe it's just Washington. I just had my anatomy scan ... [snip!] ... I feel it's overkill, personally. Unless I'm having issues, I don't see why I need to take my pants off for the d***o cam. "


Why do they need to measure the cervix at 20 weeks? I noticed a few other people said this too.

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; anywhere, bH, United States 37526 posts
Sep 19th '13
Quoting happilymarried614:" Why do they need to measure the cervix at 20 weeks? I noticed a few other people said this too. "


I have no clue. I'm only 16 weeks, so mine was a little early, but the u/s tech said they do it with everyone. Just to make sure that your cervix isn't shortening.



I don't know. Like I said, I think it's overkill. I'm not having any issues and it really annoyed me that I had to get the trans-vaginal done. It's invasive and uncomfortable for no reason in particular.

MamaCass{+JOEW} 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Pennsylvania 42368 posts
Sep 19th '13
Quoting MotherFalcon~24weeks!:" is it normal to take 40mins tho? US exposure shouldnt be for that long, it can cause issues/defects with the baby the longer it is."


That's false. And yes, it can take up to 40 minutes. They have to take a lot of measurements (femur, head, abdomen, etc), plus they look at all the vital organs, take pictures of the heart, check the spine, etc.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8816 posts
Sep 20th '13
Quoting happilymarried614:" Why do they need to measure the cervix at 20 weeks? I noticed a few other people said this too. "

Aside from measuring the cervix (just to be sure shortening or dialation isn't beginning early) , they also get a much better view w/transvag to make sure placenta isn't lying over the cervix...... atleast that is what tech told me at my appt last week.