How many weeks preggy to see on ultrasound
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Mariya - posted on 07/01/2010
I went in for my 1st ultrasound (had no idea how far along I was) and we didn't see anything. We went a week later and saw the yolk sac as well as a heartbeat. According to measurements, I was just over 6 weeks at the 2nd ultrasound so 5 weeks was too early to see anything for us.
Valerie - posted on 06/27/2010
You didn't specify if it was internal or external. I have had many complications with my pregnancies and with an internal scan they can see things as early as 5 weeks,but there usually can't see a heartbeat until 6 weeks. If you are talking an external one, it can be 8 weeks or even longer depending on the sensitivity of the machine and how experienced the person using it is. Good luck!
Yolanda - posted on 07/07/2010
at 7 weeks, with an Internal ultrasound (done vaginally) saw 7mm and 9mm beans. At 9 weeks, they were bigger (I can't remember how much) but they looked like Budda babies with arm and leg buds. At 11 weeks did abdominal and saw their perfect little feet :-) If you have abdominal fat, that can also make it difficult to see the baby at first.
Jessica - posted on 07/10/2010
With my first (boy), I had an ultrasound at 11 weeks and they told me it looked like a boy and comfirmed at 20 weeks then with my girl, had a better doctor, I had an ultrasound at just 4.5 weeks and seen the sac and baby and yolk but no heartbeat yet went back at 6 weeks and heard the heartbeat and she had littleraly doubled in size! I had an ultrasound at every single appt, once a month till 9 months, and she was absolutley perfect!!! I LOVED seeing my babygirl every single time I went in and even wished I could have had an at home sonogram machine, ya right, to watch her every move!! Lmao
Megan - posted on 07/05/2010
Valerie - not really sure were you are getting your info from but even the FDA states that ultrasound can't be considered harmless.
"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that ultrasound is a form of energy that can't be considered harmless, even at low levels, and is considering regulatory action against the commercial companies that are offering ultrasound videos in the US."
"Obstetricians in Michigan3 studied 57 women who were at risk of giving birth prematurely. Half were given a weekly ultrasound examination; the rest received pelvic examinations to assess the state of their cervix. Preterm labour was more than doubled in the ultrasound group - 52 per cent - compared with 25 per cent in the controls. Although this was a small-scale study, this statistical difference was unlikely to have emerged by chance.
Megan - posted on 07/02/2010
we were told that boys testicles don't descend until 18 to 20 weeks, so if you have an ultrasound before then they won't tell you for sure. I had one really good ultrasound tech tell me it was a boy at 12 weeks and she was right.
With my daughter we had an u/s early because I was nursing my oldest and not having regular periods, so they wanted an accurate due date. Anyway, the u/s was done when I was 9 weeks and 2 days pregnant. You could definitely see a baby (though it looked more like a gummy bear).
Valerie - posted on 07/01/2010
Ultrasounds/scans are made by soundwaves that create a picture by turning the distance between the "wand" and what it bounces off of and the strength of that bounce, into a picture . Whether that be that baby's bone, organs like heart, etc. or other tissue. (thicker things like bone make the picture darker/brighter. Just as a ball thrown against the hard floor will bounce back harder than a ball thrown against carpet.) Soundwaves are flying around everywhere from radio signals, appliances in our house, etc. Xrays although the picture can seem similar in appearance are radiation. Limit unnecessary xrays, but you are in more danger from talking on your cell phone a lot and your microwave oven than a baby is from an ultrasound. I appreciate the concern, but there are so many things to worry about when you are pg, scans are not one of them.
Valerie - posted on 06/29/2010
And I wouldn't worry about too many scans being harmful. They are not "painful" for the baby, anymore than an xray or ultrasound causes you or me pain. It is a picture. It may be that there was a language barrier and Elena meant that it could be bad for the baby to have the scan, and there are a few (I stress few) studies that wonder if multiple scans can be dangerous, but most drs agree that the risk is very minimal if at all. I am a "natural" mama and haven't subjected my kids before or after birth to anything unnecessary. Breastfeeding exclusively, no drugs or even an IV during delivery so I asked a lot of questions about the safety of multiple ultrasounds and was assured by both my midwife and the dr that oversees my medical condition that they are safe.
Deanna- I love those early pictures! They are the precious reminders of our babies who never made it into our arms. :)
Deanna - posted on 06/28/2010
With my first pregnancy (miscarried) we saw the gestational sac, the little blob of baby with the heartbeat but there wasnt much to see.
Second pregnancy (full term-my daughter) we saw her at 9 weeks. She looked like a little dinosaur, we could see her legs and arms and everything, then at 11 weeks she looked perfectly like a tiny tiny baby.
Third pregnancy- at 9 weeks he looked like a giant jelly bean with arms and legs lol.
Kelly - posted on 06/28/2010
Hi, my 1st was very small so they had to keep track of her growth hence the amount of ultrasounds i had with her, she is now very happy 20 month old who has always been perfectly happy and healthy.. This time round i have no idea how far along i am im guessing bout 6 weeks so the scan in 2 weeks is just for dating :-).....
Kelly - posted on 06/28/2010
They don't need to suspect a problem in order to do an early ultrasound i am unsure of LMP so as i said it's a dating scan as they cannot send me for 12 week or 20 week san if unsure how far i am.... I no im pregnant and i have no issues really i was just wondering at what point u see something on ultrasound.....
Valerie - posted on 06/28/2010
Not out of the ordinary to not see anything that early with an external scan. Having had many heartaches on our way to the 3 blessings we have now, you are in my thoughts and I wish you luck! Please post an update after your scan so we know how it goes! :)
Kelly - posted on 06/26/2010
Hi yeah i think i was about 4 weeks at the time i am now waiting till i am approx 6 weeks to go back again, this is my second pregnancy and i think i was roughly 8 weeks with that 1st scan, Thanks for you help appreciate it :-)
Sarah - posted on 06/26/2010
With my first pregnancy we got the dates wrong right at the beginning and we just saw a little bean type thing in the womb. I was 7 weeks at the time. I couldn't believe the difference between that scan (just a bean) to the next scan which actually looked like a baby lol.
If they couldn't see anything at all i would guess you were earlier than 7 weeks hun xx
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