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Full Bladder on a 20 week scan ?

MarkyboyMarkyboy
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Hey guys a post on behalf of shortie 2

do you need a full bladder for a 20 week scan ?

thanks Clapping


Black-WiddowBlack-Widdow
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Indeed you do. It makes the ultrasound clearer on a scan at any stage. You gonna find out the sex?

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 9 months ago
No. Baby is high enough (and big enough) to be seen without the aid of the baldder pushing it up

ellee1984ellee1984
posted 8 years 9 months ago
i had to have a full bladder it says on letter if you do or not. i remember cos i had to get my mum to take me to the hospital cos with my bladder being so full i was in agony and couldnt drive myself

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 9 months ago
I never had to have mine!!??? Confused

I would phone the MW and ask

MarkyboyMarkyboy
posted 8 years 9 months ago

Black-Widdow said:
Indeed you do. It makes the ultrasound clearer on a scan at any stage. You gonna find out the sex?


we were going to but changed our mind and decided just to keep it a surprise Clapping Clapping Clapping

Black-WiddowBlack-Widdow
posted 8 years 9 months ago

Markyboy said:

Black-Widdow said:
Indeed you do. It makes the ultrasound clearer on a scan at any stage. You gonna find out the sex?


we were going to but changed our mind and decided just to keep it a surprise Clapping Clapping Clapping


Good for you! If we ever have another one I won't find out either. We already have one of each and I still have loads of tiny clothes for each sex so I couldn't use practicality as an excuse to find out next time! LOL

SamuelSamuel
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Mother says it is more of a hinder than a help.

kristagkristag
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Didn't need it for my scan and saw Sophie just fine Thumbs Up

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 8 years 9 months ago
I had to have at least a pint of water/fluid (not milk) an hour before.

RichRich Moderator
posted 8 years 9 months ago
Our letter said to have a full bladder also. Makes it easier for the sonographer to find and manouver baby if not in the right position, apparently.

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 8 years 9 months ago

Rich said:
Our letter said to have a full bladder also. Makes it easier for the sonographer to find and manouver baby if not in the right position, apparently.


That's what my letter said. With Charlotte she was sat in a funny position so they couldn't see a part of her spine which was important for them to check. They sent me to have a wee, walk around the hospital, have a hot drink, have a cold drink, eat chocolate and jump up and down etc to get her to move but it didn't work LOL! I had to go back a week later instead Rolling Eyes

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 8 years 9 months ago
No! I've just had my second scan today and I went to the loo while I was waiting to go in, which I'm sure I would have done with my other babies too. They could see everything just fine.

samtiffsamtiff
posted 8 years 9 months ago
I had to have a full bladder at 12 weeks as the baby was small - in fact I was so desparate that the midwife rushed through it all and appologised as she said it was VERY FULL.
On the 20 week scan I was actually told not to have a full bladder and so I did not and we saw everything clearly and we found out the type too.

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