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#1 Trina1234

Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:36 PM

Hello Ladies,

We are expecting our first, and today we had a dating scan.

It was amazing to see, and the technician explained all the 'bits'. We could see the heart 'flickering' and got to hear it at 134 beats per minute.

I was right on timeline from last period, so that was good to know too.

TMI section - they asked me to empty my bladder 1 1/2 hours before the scan, and then drink at least 1 liter in the following hour, and then turn up busting!! It was too much, so she asked me to "empty half" ..... That's hard btw !!! Still no good, so had to come up from below, but that got a great image.

Anyone else getting dating scans?

#2 dreamfizz

Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:59 PM

Thanks for sharing Trina! Yep I will be getting a dating scan at 7+2 in a couple weeks time.
How on earth do you half pee?! I don't think I could haha...
Sounds like it is all going well for you though 😄 So amazing to see so much already!

#3 Brooke12

Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:09 PM

I'm holding out til 8 weeks for my dating scan, just to be sure to see a heartbeat. Not sure on my dates yet due to irregular cycles.
In a previous pregnancy I had to do the half wee, I think that's worse than labour lol!

#4 Gigi&peanut

Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:22 PM

Yes I am also going to get a dating scan at 7 weeks, very excited about it so it all sinks in and seems real! My Dr said best not to go too early before a heart beat starts because it can be a bit frightening :/ so I am holding off a few weeks

#5 Morton-89

Posted 11 February 2016 - 09:22 PM

How bad is the half pee?! Kills me every time haha. To be honest though every scan I've ever had was an internal so I'm assuming I'll be having that again haha. I'm having a dating scan at 7+2, but that won't be till Feb 29. Although is it still called a dating scan when i know my dates? It's more of a 'to ease my worrying' scan haha.

#6 maybeonemore

Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:53 AM

Yep went to the dr last night and got a referral. Will probably book in for 27th Feb that will make me 7 weeks 1 day I think. Again just to ease my mind and to make sure there is only 1!

#7 Chethay2012

Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:34 AM

Mine is booked for next thurs on the 18th- should be somewhere around 6w4d.
I've had to do the half wee before at a 20wk scan ...OMG 😲

#8 MrsP2014

Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:34 AM

were not having a dating scan as our baby is from IVF so we know our dates exactly. we are having a scan next week at the IVF clinic which will be on 6w4days. so excited

#9 Lily-bee

Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:43 AM

Booked mine in for 23/02 I will be 7weeks1day.
Time will move so slowly till then I guess know it.

#10 bec2585

Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:52 PM

Mine is booked for 24th Feb hopefully when I'm 7w6days fingers crossed everything looks good. my OB i booked with has told me not to go with a full bladder so guess its a vaginal scan for me :omg:.....

#11 Morton-89

Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:32 PM

Have you had a vaginal scan before bec2585? I nearly prefer them because it's all done very discreetly, I don't even remember the u/s tech even looking remotely in that direction and she doesn't push on a full bladder hahaha

#12 bec2585

Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:25 AM

Morton-89 I'm a first timer, the only things that have been in that area is how I got in this position lol and having a pap smear which isn't very comfortable.

#13 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:00 AM

I prefer the transvaginal too lol Though I each time I've had to go through the praying I won't wet myself in the waiting room before I go in for scan, from drinking all the water lol

The sonographer did say that I should drink less water next time (I drank 500mL) because between me peeing and her actually doing the transvag scan my bladder was full again LOL But I have a bladder the size of a walnut lol

When I had mine on Monday, she didn't even LOOK.

#14 Morton-89

Posted 17 February 2016 - 01:18 PM

You'll be fine Bec :) they get you to guide the probe in and then just pull it out at the end and you have a sheet on and what not so it's very discreet. It's much more comfortable too... Until they have to find an ovary 😳😳😳

#15 bec2585

Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:10 PM

thanks Morton-89 i really appreciate it

#16 honeybarbara

Posted 17 February 2016 - 03:13 PM

When I had an ultrasound (unrelated to pregnancy) last year my bladder wasn't full enough so it was an internal one. Surprisingly found it much better than a Pap smear in terms of comfort level.

I have my first scan next week (at 7 weeks and 5 days) to make sure everything looks ok. I am excited!

#17 MrsP2014

Posted 17 February 2016 - 05:14 PM

bec- pap smears are uncomfortable as they have to forcible dilate your vagina to see, this is just a slim probe with lube that they slide in. IVF means multiple vaginal scans so much so i don't even blink anymore.


afm- scan tomorrow, which im assuming is vaginal as i wasn't given any instructions. hopefully all is well in there.

#18 Yeahidunno2or3

Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:04 PM

I had a scan at the hospital last night for some spotting. She did a transvaginal, and checked my cervix with a speculum, so no pap-smear swab, but everything but. The TV scan was very similar. They put an actual condom on the thing, and it looks like more fun than it is hahaha, and I have a gutter brain, and had to giggle. But the doctor made me do the same thing as when she did the speculum, as in legs up and let your knees fall, so yours may or may not let you guide it in yourself. I've never had a scan where they have let me do that.

They're nothing to worry about, and you're going to have to get used to lots of people wanting to check you out down there very soon anyways :)

#19 Damascus

Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:43 PM

I'm going to wait until 8 weeks. Already had a scan at 5 weeks+1 and all they could see was a gestational sac.

#20 MrsP2014

Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:59 PM

had my scan today, measuring 6w5d heart beat flickering away but we didn't measure it. the said they don't like to give measurements early as it makes someone women stress who go to google the number and freak out. will go back for another scan at 9 weeks just because its been a rough road to get here. also booked in for 12 week scan.

#21 Esseffaz

Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:09 PM

I'm waiting until 8wk2days. I have to be in Melbourne until then and want to wait until DH can come with me.

Mine is an IVF baby, so I've already been dated. I just want to see the heartbeat of my little belly tenant.

#22 honeybarbara

Posted 26 February 2016 - 04:51 PM

Our baby has a heartbeat! Now due 10 October. So excited.

#23 LifeWithMyBoys

Posted 26 February 2016 - 08:24 PM

How exciting to hear your baby's heartbeat ❤️

I have my date scan Monday at 4pm, yay!

Did the date scan push your dates forward or move them back?

Edited by LillyLoves14, 26 February 2016 - 08:26 PM.


#24 ChilliDog

Posted 26 February 2016 - 08:42 PM

We had our scan today as well and Bub was measuring 7 weeks exactly which is spot on to what I estimated it to be. Lovely HB at 135bpm, so happy and feel like I can relax a little bit now.
We booked for the Harmony test so will get to see Bub again in 3 weeks as they do another scan before doing the test to ensure everything is still ok.

#25 honeybarbara

Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:29 AM

My due date changed by two days but I'm betting s/he will come early on the 8th anyway




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