How many scans are you having?

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  1. Louloubelle84

    Louloubelle84 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Just wondered how many scans you have all had / are scheudled to have. Not including private scans, I'm just talking about NHS scans. I had one at 12 weeks, one at 20 weeks and I am not scheduled to have any more. I can see that some of you have a scan in your third trimester so I'm wondering why I am not having any more? Is it dependant on where you live and what hospital you are under? I would really love to have another scan as my last scan at 20 weeks is only half way through my pregnancy and I worry that anything could happen between then and actually giving birth. I understand that some women will have additional scans due to health reasons, but as a standard rule i just wondered how many the rest of you ladies are due to have.

    thanks xx
     
  2. Lulula

    Lulula Well-Known Member

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    Standard in my area is 12 and 20 week scan. I've had a few probs so hard early scan at 9 weeks, 2 at 12 weeks, then 16, 20, 24, today was 28 then I'm booked in at 32. Xxx
     
  3. SaraLouise

    SaraLouise Well-Known Member

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    I think standard in most areas is just 12 & 20 unless you have had a problem pregnancy or you are at risk and then you may get extra scans in the 3rd tri x
     
  4. jadeflorence

    jadeflorence Well-Known Member

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    Everyone has 12 & 20 week, you would only have more if midwife thinks there is an issue with the baby's growth or anything along them lines xxxxx
     
  5. katie_lou

    katie_lou Well-Known Member

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    12 and 20 weeks , I think you only have additional scans if there is any issues with baby's growth or if its a high risk pregnancy x
     
  6. Kelly450

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    Just 12 and 20 for me :) xx

    Sent from my GT-I9300
     
  7. k8_005

    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    Yeh it's only 12&20 unless you have problems or are measuring large etc then they do a growth scan. Because I had a very high bmi at my booking appointment and also due to heart problems as a baby myself and two previous anacephaly pregnancys iv had scans at 12,16,20 weeks plus a 23week heart specialist fetal scan. And have a growth scan booked for 36 weeks. But it is normal to just have the 12.&20 otherwise x
     
  8. Louloubelle84

    Louloubelle84 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies. It seems 12 and 20 weeks is standard so that is good to know. I could see some ladies having scans in their 3rd Tri and I was feeling put out as I want another one! Lol. xx
     
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    I had one at 12 weeks,16,24,30 booked in for scan at 34weeks and 38:)
    I live in Ireland tho , so It's prob a different set up here .


     
  10. LouiseH

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    Hi :)

    I had my 12..
    Then one at 13 - Cause I had a fall & bleed :(
    20 weeks
    Then one at 31 and 33 - Cause baby is measuring small.
    Also had one at 34 to check blood flor to cord & placenta.
    And I've got one this week at 35 - Cause baby is measuring small.

    And then Thurs I suppose I'll find out if I need anymore x
     
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  11. mummywanabe

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    I had an nhs one at 29 weeks but it was literalky 5 seconds checking the brain and heart and done I really didnt get a look so it wasnt a detailed one with pics like you get at 12 and 20 weeks I also had one at 23 weeks as they couldnt see all 4 chambers of the heart at 20week scan
     
  12. Clairabelle

    Clairabelle Well-Known Member

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    Only 12 and 20 weeks scans in my area too - but from 27 weeks I am having growth scans every 3 weeks to check size of baby because 2 of my previous babies are classed as small and were off the 10th centile.
     
  13. Louloubelle84

    Louloubelle84 Well-Known Member

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    So when you are measuring large or small, does this mean they have literally measured your bump and can tell from that measurement? I have not had my bump measured yet but maybe this will be done at my 28week appointment on Friday? xx
     
  14. Clairabelle

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    Yes usually they measure your bump at your antenatal appointment with the tape measure and if you measure bigger or smaller than your dates more than a couple of times in a row or there is a significant difference you will be sent for a growth scan for precaution. With me though because they saw at my initial booking appointment from my notes that 2 of my previous babies were small (6lb 6oz and 6lb 7.5 oz) and were off the 10th centile they decided to do growth scans regularly from 27 weeks. As it happens this baby is over the 50th centile at the moment and is already 4lb 2oz at 31 weeks, so now I'm worried I'm gonna give birth to a little elephant !!! :) xx
     
  15. Clairabelle

    Clairabelle Well-Known Member

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    Having said that though there is often some difference in your weeks and the measurement of your bump so you shouldn't let that worry you if it happens. I can't remember when they start to measure your bump cos they don't need to do this with me cos I'm going for scans anyway - but 28 weeks seems about right xx
     
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    I had to have one at 36 weeks because babba aas breech at 32 weeks and they wanted to check he'd turned.

    You cant really see that much at this stage though x
     
  17. glowing

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    The standard is 12 week dating scan and 20 week anomaly scan. I am having growth scans at 32, 36 and 38 weeks as I am on thyroxine and need to check that developing and growing well. Other reasons fr scans are if measuring large or small. Any risk factors or if MW thinking baby breech or in any other position that natural labour cannot go ahead.
     
  18. Ninal

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    I had one at 16 weeks (thought I was 12 weeks dating scan) then one at 20 weeks and wasn't scheduled to have any more but ended up in hospital so needed a growth scan to check up on little man at 32 weeks. I think you are only meant to have 12 and 20 week scans if everything is going normal for you though x
     
  19. k8_005

    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    I had bump measured from 28weeks they say 2cm either way is normal though (each cm represents ur weeks supposedly and measurement is done while you lie on your back from pubic bone to top of uterus but it's not really 100% accurate as I had two mw measure me within the same week and they measured me significantly differently. X
     

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