Is it better to have a full or an empty stomach when going for an ultrasound?

Krista - posted on 10/18/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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im going for a 4d ultrasound today and i was wondering if its better to have a full or empty stomach!!! Please help ASAP!!

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Krys - posted on 06/17/2013

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If its before 8 weeks they do it transvaginal so empty bladder is required after 8 weeks a full bladder is asked for clearer images of baby

Jodi - posted on 10/18/2010

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I think the full bladder depends on how far along you are.....I never needed a full bladder for my 18 week scan. But I never had a 4D scan....4D??? wow. It was all 2D when I had my kids, LOL.

Jessica - posted on 10/18/2010

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I don't know if it matters that much but When I went in for my Ultrasound they made me empty my bladder first!

Karen - posted on 10/18/2010

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it doesn't matter about your stomach being full or empty, but i was told to have a full bladder...yikes! when i went for a 4d they told me to have sugar so the baby would move (my 4d was not for medical purposes) but i found that the pics didn't come out clear when baby was hyped up on sugar.

Angie - posted on 10/18/2010

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I doubt it matters as long as you follow their prep guidlines for drinking fluids.

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