Drinking before Scan

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  1. BubbleOne

    BubbleOne Well-Known Member

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    Hi all!!
    I have my 12week scan in just over a week. My letter says that I should drink at least a pint of water or squash an hour before my scan. Thing is my scan is early in the morning and I normally wake up feeling a bit ill and I know there is no way I will be able to hold down a pint of fluid at 8am in the morning!!
    Is it absolutely necessary to drink before hand?
    Any advice would be great xx
    Thanks guys xxx
     
  2. Ragna

    Ragna Well-Known Member

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    Hiya

    Im afraid if you dont drink enough they might not be able to see your baby very well, so the more you drink making your bladder full the better it is. Although it is possible to have an internal scan (no harm to the baby) and for this you have to empty your bladder.

    Hope this helps

    Ragna xxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  3. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Hiya

    There should be a water fountain at the hospital too, so try drinking a glass o two at home then top up while you're there.... rememeber you may have a little (or a long) wait when you get there so you don't want to drink so much you need the loo as soon as you get there!

    have fun!
     
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  5. catherine23

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    have your tried really icy cold water?? it helps drinking it when queezy!
     
  6. Becky

    Becky Well-Known Member

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    Like the others say. it's definitly a good idea to try and drink as much as you can. You don't however have to drink it all at the same time, if you can sip enough in the time leading up to the scan without going to the toilet you could try that.

    Good luck, it's not the easiest thing to do but the rewards are worth it!
     

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