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Old 11-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #25
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Re: Kids at u/s

Originally Posted by canadianbakers View Post
With my first OB I'm sure we could have brought an older child - but it was our pregnancy for DD, so there were no other kids. *sigh* I loved that OB.

At the hospital here, you are not allowed to have anyone in the room with you. You are not allowed to see the screen. The tech rarely speaks or says anything (even just small talk, bedside manner stuff). They tell you nothing, don't check for gender. They will show you baby for a couple minutes at the end of the scan, if they decided there is time.
At that point, if your partner is there they would be allowed in. No children are welcome under any circumstances.

I freaking HATE that u/s dept.
I have had some rude and disgusting comments made by various techs there.

It's because of their "rules" and the fact that they will not change/bend them under any circumstances that I refuse to go there this time.
I can't face an u/s without DH there beside me. And I can't lay there for over an hour before I even see this baby. I need to see Hiccup moving and kicking, then the tech can take the screen and do whatever needs to be done. But I NEED that reassurance first, I need to know I'm not laying there with another dying or all ready dead baby inside me.

(sorry. I have a lot of anxiety about this. )
I can't even imagine not being reassured at the beginning of the ultrasound that the baby had a heartbeat- especially if you have had previous losses.

I have usually had very good experiences with u/s techs and even took my kids to one before (I didn't mean to- I thought I was just having a normal quickie appointment). There was one time though that really got me upset- I was pregnant and went in for my first ultrasound and the tech asked me if I was sure I was pregnant because she didn't see anything. It was the tome of her voice that got me- it sounded like she thought I was crazy and wasting her time. I ended up having a miscarriage : ( It's okay though because my next pregnancy when I took my kids to the u/s my son knocked the same tech's water over by accident and it got all over her cell phone
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