Jump to content

Ultrasounds .....


  • Please log in to reply
86 replies to this topic

#76 Tarantara

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

That's the 12w or nuchal translucency scan. You also need a blood test done at the same time, and the results of scan and blood test are combined to give a risk factor.



#77 Leeleelou82

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (StellarSkies @ 07/01/2013, 06:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Leeleelou -If its a private screening place then the tests wont be run by an OB. Assuming you are going public patient then you don't need a referral to an OB. I would check with the hospital where you are most likely to be going and see what their models of care are. If you are doing shared care between your GP (the clinic can clarify if the GP is registered for shared care if she is not avail) and the hospital then you will see a midwife or OB at your hospital when those visits arise. All other visits will be with your GP.If its not shared care then the hospital can advise when you are to come in post the 12 week U/s to discuss your results and ongoing care. All the best!

AFM dating scan this week. Anticipate I will be 8 weeks. Anxious just to see all is well and maybe see that beautiful heartbeat.


StellarSkies - Thank you so much for this info.  Makes a lot more sense now.  I was just worried as have a few medical issues (on Clexane, Prednisone etc) so thought I would be seeing an OB every couple of weeks as once mentioned.  Will get on to it this week.  Best of luck for your dating scan!

Greentea - I'm having bloods done on the 21st and the test on the 31st January when I'll be 12 weeks.  My GP wrote me a referral for this.  Good luck!

#78 julies1980

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

quick question, i had my dating scan and i have the referral for my 19 week scan but nothing for my 12 weeks???? i don't have a regular gp and the one i have seen over the last couple of time hasn't even recommended a  ob???? not sure what to do???

#79 ~*bumblebee*~

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Green tea - I won't be having the 12 wk scan done. I will be seeing my obs around then so will get a look at bubs in his room.

Jules1980 - if you want the tests done you will have to go see a GP and request it by the sounds of it. You can also get a referral at the same time for an ob.

#80 ellejays

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

We had our first OB appointment today and had another little scan to see our bean, who was WAVING AT US!!  

I'm feeling a bit weird though and would appreciate your thoughts.  We got pg much quicker than expected - I had expected it would take 6-12 months and it took 8 weeks!!  I think my husband is feeling unprepared and unsure about the whole thing.  Also, since we found out we are expecting, his contract did not get renewed and so he is currently unemployed.  

I don't feel like I can get super excited yet because I would like us to be excited together about becoming parents, and to be honest I'm disappointed that things aren't a bit more happy and carefree.  But I just don't think he's got the headspace to feel much except for worry and stress at the moment.  He will be a great father but it's important to him to feel like a provider and not an unemployed loser (his words not mine!!).  So I'm having difficulty balancing being happy and looking forward to this change and wanting to support my husband through these two massive changes in our lives.

Thoughts? Wisdoms? Thanks in advance.

#81 emelsy

Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

My DP was never as excited as me with DS and after a while I came to nderstand that it was very different for both of us. My life started changing the moment I fell pregnant whereas his only changed once we had DS. And then it changed to a much lesser degree than mine.
I mean, I had all the physical changes and impact on work ad social life whereas DP's work, physical and social life didn't really change at all (ok social life once baby came along but he could still go out 'unencumbered'.)
I find personally sharing my baby stupid excitement better with my mum or bestie.
In regards to supporting him, I think all you can do is....be supportive which you are trying to do. Keep telling him he's going to find work and how specifically he's oing to be a good dad (ie 'you're so much more patient than I, you're going to be so good when it comes to putting baby to sleep' etc)

Good luck!
Oh, my one piece of advice is try not to do what I do and nag 'why can't you be happy!'. It doesn't help the situation at all but alas I am dumb and often do dumb things!

#82 ellejays

Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (emelsy @ 08/01/2013, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My DP was never as excited as me with DS and after a while I came to nderstand that it was very different for both of us. My life started changing the moment I fell pregnant whereas his only changed once we had DS. And then it changed to a much lesser degree than mine.


Thanks emelsy.

I think it's more that he's having a hard time and I don't want to rub it in his face by being super happy and excited while he is stressed and worried.  And my biggest fear is bringing a baby into the world that isn't wanted, and because he is stressed and not very excited about all this, sometimes I feel a bit that way.

It will be nice when I have my mum and friends to get excited with me. And hopefully DH will feel more positive about it all soon (and yes, I'm sure he'll be a great dad when the bub arrives).

#83 quiltingmumma12

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

We had a scan at what we thought was 8 weeks, scan was internal  ohmy.gif huh.gif  But showed we were 6weeks & 1 day, Heart beat was 115  original.gif . My friend is a midwife and said it's often rare to see a heartbeat that early, I'm pretty sure she thought 7-8 weeks was more likely.

I still need to book my 12 week bloods and scans- I'm 10 weeks now... Will anyone be going to a special kind of clinic or just the local xray/ultrasound place? Does it matter?

#84 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Your care provider normally will refer you to where they would prefer you to have you scan. Also you do want to go to someone professional for the 12 week scan as they need to be trained to measure for Downs correctly. It's not just a check the baby's growth and abnormalities scan.

#85 BeInAwe

Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

I had a dating scan in my 7th week of pregnancy and our baby had a heartbeat of 170. I was told this was a good strong heartbeat so I hope that's right (this is my first baby) :-/

What is the next scan that you should have after your 12 week scan? I have to see the Ob but I was just curious...

#86 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Your next scan if everything is going along normally is an 18-20 week scan and then possibly one right at the end of your pregnancy.
You will have more if there's issues.

#87 LumpySpacePrincess

Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (BeInAwe @ 22/02/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is the next scan that you should have after your 12 week scan? I have to see the Ob but I was just curious...


The 12wk scan is the down syndrome scan. It is optional so not everyone has it done. If you're wanting to have one just ask your ob for a referal.




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.