Weird ob/gyn?!

Emily - posted on 03/12/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Ok...so i got my first and ONLY ultrasound at 6 weeks. And i just went to my 10 week appt a week or so ago and from what i understood...i will not be getting another ultrasound until im 22 weeks!! So does anybody else think that, thats not right?! Im pretty sure your not suppose to go 16 weeks in between ultrasounds!!! But maybe its just me?!?!

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Sarah - posted on 03/14/2011

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They told me the same thing. I had my first ultrasound at 6 weeks to make sure everything was ok because I was having some cramping and spotting. Then I went to my first ob/gyn appointment and she said that I will be hearing my baby's heartbeat at the next appointment in about a month or so but I won't get another ultrasound until 20 weeks or so. I don't like it because I want to see my baby. I'm very anxious. I don't think it's right that they keep us waiting so long in between ultrasounds either

Cassandra - posted on 03/14/2011

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Hi Emily!

I had the same happen to me but they said they would only listen to the baby's heartbeat on the Doppler, but I lied and told them that at my 6 week they didn't tell me if there was a heartbeat and I had been having some weird cramping. I am always anxious until i see the little peanut look like something and move around on the monitor. at my 6 week it was only a sac and they measured that...but as soon as she put the ultrasound thing on my tummy the baby jumped (on the monitor)! I am also going for a special ultrasound Nuchal Translucency US at 13 weeks and 4 days. It's part of the first trimester testing, and because im going to get this ultrasound they wont schedule me for my BIG one until 20 to 22 weeks.

I know that it's not right to lie but if they still wont do a quick one then i would go to a free clinic like planned parenthood and tell them you took a home test and it was positive and have them do one.

Good luck and Congrats!

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Ashley - posted on 07/22/2014

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I just switched to a new obgyn because I hated my other one. Everything was fine until he told me to get undressed from the waist down and he will be right in. Then he comes in and starts squirting the antibacterial soap every where after he looked up at me and said sorry I'm a little soap happy. Then he helped me put my legs in the stirrups, looked inside made me put my feet on his office chair and told me he's gonna help me back up so he can do an Internal. He was like dont tense up as i enter you i'm like how can i not your gonna poke around in there... Not as bad as having a camera in your junk but still... i was scared it would hurt... Then He was like does this hurt does this hurt oh wait I'm not supposed to touch you there... Then he's like lay down for me and he felt my belly... Then he's like here's my card call me any time. I have the sense he was flirting with me but idk . I'm not complaining he's cute! My guy friend in med school said he's sure I was making him nervous due to the soap! He was looking for cysts I'm not pregnant FYI

Louise - posted on 05/03/2011

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Hi emily,normally you get a scan if you dont know how far gone you are,like you did at 6 weeks.Then you get a 12 week dating scan and then you have a scan in between 18-21 weeks to check everything is ok.So its roughly the same x

Rebekah - posted on 03/26/2011

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With my first, I only had one ultrasound at 20 weeks. With my 2nd I had two ultrasounds: 6 weeks and 20 weeks. With this pregnancy I should have three ultrasounds: 6 weeks, 12 weeks (for Nuchal Translucency), and 20 weeks.

So, unless you are having the 1st Trimester screenings for down syndrome, etc. I would only expect for you to have two.

Esther - posted on 03/25/2011

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normally they dont do an ultrasound until 20 weeks because thats when they can tell the sex. sometimes they may due one at 6 or 8 weeks to see if it is etopic or not. if they didnt do one at 6or 8 weeks sometimes at 12 to 14 weeks if there is a chance of multiples else most people have to wait until 20 weeks. back in the day they never did one unless there was something wrong.

Samantha - posted on 03/25/2011

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with my first one they did my first ultrasoud at 21 weeks because there wasnt any complications and then my second ultrasound was after i started dialating to make sure my baby was head down. i had an ultrasound at 8 weeks this time because my periods where irregular and they needed to get a better due date. they have several ways to check and make sure your baby is ok without an ultrasound. as long as there isnt anything irregular they probably wont do any ultrasounds til around 20 weeks.

Tiffany - posted on 03/22/2011

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They usually only do another ultrasound if your blood work comes back abnormal or if you are having complications in the pregnancy.

Emily - posted on 03/21/2011

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Thanks ladies!(: Its not like im asking for an ultrasound every month. But it would be nice to get one like now..at 12 weeks so that i could feel better knowing that i seen the baby and it has everything...then it wouldnt be that bad to wait til 20-22 weeks..lol(: But with my first child...and as i matter of fact with my second child too i got atleast 4 ultrasounds and i have pics to take home...and none of my other pregnancies were high risk or even complicated?! So i guess thats why im freaking out now...bc with the others ones i was able to get the ultrasounds that i wanted..and with this one it just feels like im being jipped?! Anyways thanks again ladies(:

Caitlin - posted on 03/18/2011

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They only do the one ultrasound here at 20 weeks. They find out how far along you are using your last period, blood tests and the size and shape of your uterus. I think it's pretty crazy to need an ultrasound to tell you everything is alright, hearing a heartbeat has always been enough for me! My first I had 4 ultrasounds, but that was because I had a low lying placenta until 36 weeks..

Lexi - posted on 03/17/2011

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sounds normal to me. They do the first one to verify how far along you are, then until the big anatomy appointment, they just do the doppler to listen to the heartbeat. I had an extra ultrasound in between with my last pregnancy because they couldn't find the heart beat at one of my appointments (scary!). They sometimes do the anatomy ultrasound at 20 weeks but a lot of doctors like to wait to make sure they are able to see every thing they need to see. As far as I'm concerned, wtih crappy insurance, I'd rather have as few ultrasounds as possible! lol so expensive!

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