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Old 08-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #71
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Re: Why do so many drs do early us?

I get early u/s because I have a history of ectopic pregnancies. My doc does the early ultrasound to make sure the embryo implants in the proper place. I'm not sure if that is typical for all people who have a history of ectopics but I suspect it is. With my previous one I had no symptoms that anything was abnormal until it ruptured and I nearly died.

I also had early ultrasounds when I was doing fertility treatments. From what I was told they do them early and frequently to make sure everything is going well before you "graduate" to your ob. I imagine it would be horribly painful to leave the support of the fertility center and experience a loss and have to return to the fertility clinic.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:14 AM   #72
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At 16 weeks, I wouldn't be too sure about a gender prediction... A lot of u/s are wrong that early. Just thought I would tell you in case you wanted to do it for that reason.
I actually wasn't from seeing posts that those do change. I kinda wanna see my baby again and that's why. I know, selfish. But this is my first and possibly last!

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Old 08-05-2012, 06:14 AM   #73
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I would LOVE to only need one ultrasound. I'll be six weeks tomorrow and have had two already, and have another one on Friday, and will probably have one every Friday for the next six weeks. However, I've lost three pregnancies in under a year and now am with a specialist and my pregnancy is being closely tracked.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:25 AM   #74
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Re: Why do so many drs do early us?

I had one at 10 weeks because I had taken clomid and the doctor wanted to check for twins as your chances are slightly higher on clomid. Just one baby was there though. After that I had one at 14 weeks, 21 weeks and 36 weeks.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:57 AM   #75
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Re: Why do so many drs do early us?

I agree with you OP for a normal, low risk pregnancy (and previous low risk) their is no reason for the doctors to be so U/S happy.

And here in my state it's just an easy excuse to find issues (real or imagined). A coworker of mine had an U/S that showed at 38 weeks her baby was estimating 10 lbs. She was induced at 39 weeks and ended up with a C/S for a 6 lb. baby. And that's not uncommon, I know of several other people induced early at 39 weeks because of what the U/S supposedly shows. I am definitely not interested in that kind of monitoring and if I can cut it off at the pass by not agreeing to frequent U/S than I'll do that.

I used an app called period tracker and I have a pretty good idea within 2 days when I ovulated and my U/S backs up my story. I've had a perfectly healthy, normal pregnancy their is no reason for me to get extras and luckily my practitioner feels the same way.

ETA: The OP has repeatedly said that she was only speaking for people that have normal, low risk, healthy pregnancies but other posters keep scolding her because they have multiple risk factors and need frequent U/S and accusing her of being insensitive. It's obvious she isn't speaking for the mama's with multiple losses, ectopics etc. etc. so why get upset at her?
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #76
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Because seriously, who cares?! It's such a weird thing to be all judgey about.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:59 AM   #77
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Because seriously, who cares?! It's such a weird thing to be all judgey about.
I think most people have opinions and this one is fairly benign especially for people to get so upset. Why get upset over what's basically a benign opinion on what's usually not a hot button topic? It's not an abortion debate or a "your C/S wasn't necessary post" or a don't/do circ your baby. I didn't see anything offensive about it.

And I can also see why the OP might post what she has, their has been a lot of posts lately where people get early, early U/S and are told their isn't a baby. Lo and behold 3 weeks later they haven't miscarried and their is a little bean.

I don't know if personally I'd create a thread about it but I can understand her perspective and I don't think it's an untimely topic.
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I think most people have opinions and this one is fairly benign especially for people to get so upset. Why get upset over what's basically a benign opinion on what's usually not a hot button topic? It's not an abortion debate or a "your C/S wasn't necessary post" or a don't/do circ your baby. I didn't see anything offensive about it.

And I can also see why the OP might post what she has, their has been a lot of posts lately where people get early, early U/S and are told their isn't a baby. Lo and behold 3 weeks later they haven't miscarried and their is a little bean.

I don't know if personally I'd create a thread about it but I can understand her perspective and I don't think it's an untimely topic.
I agree. It's obvious from some recent threads that an early US can cause a lot of worry and stress, and sometimes unnecessarily; I'm sure that's what prompted the thread.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #79
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I used an ovulation meter for 9months. The month I concieved DD, it never told me that I ovulated or was even about to (usually gave you a 2-3 day heads up). I supposed it was the normal 1month a year women sometimes don't ovulate. Then I was pregnant

Anyways... I don't understand the multitude of ultrasounds either. But..... Ah well. I've had this conversation before. Some women will be convinced their care is subpar if they don't get an ultrasound and pee in a cup at every appt. it's just how it is these days.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #80
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I think one US early on is okay. They did one at our office and everything looked great. Friend didn't have an early US and had her 20 week one and found out she is having twins! Omg it is 2012 and she just found out half way through her pregnancy that she is having one boy and one girl geez. Very cool but very crazy
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