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i am prego and i like to know if i will get any more Ultrasounds after 6m ?

i had one when i got prego, then had one at 6m but no more will i get one more from my doc/be4 this baby comes ? or will i have to pay for it my self ?
i just like to see how she is doing be4 she comes :)

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dev091281

Asked by dev091281 at 5:24 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • the ultrasound really doesn't give you any info.

    you will have to ask your midwife or doctor because it varies a lot. a lot of providers do ZERO ultrasounds. many will do only 1. then there are those that do like 10 u/s.

    personally, i prefer to limit u/s exposure.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:26 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • My doctor did one to see what the ultrasound read from measurements & so on.
    Than i will have one towards the end ,if needed.
    Otherwise i prefer to not get many for exposure reasons unless they were needed for emergency reasons versus general curiosity.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Also want to add depending why your getting one determines if insurance will pay since companies only allow so many even sometimes if your high risk.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:31 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • I asked for an ultrasound at 39 weeks because I was a wreck and wanted to make sure my little dude wasn't breech! My Midwife was all for it. So if you want another & your getting close then just ask and see where that gets you.
    hillary.rawrs

    Answer by hillary.rawrs at 6:20 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • I dont think they normally do unless there is an issue. I never had another after my 20wk anatomy scan, with any of my pregnancies. However I know lots of people who have had many done, personally I wouldnt do any more than needed :)
    KaRaBaSsEtT

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 8:26 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • I know that there usually has to be a significant reason to get another u/s after 20 weeks. I had an extra one because doc wanted to verify that my child was indeed breech...which he was. I work in x-ray so I have access to the u/s techs and they checked me unofficially before I went on leave and this baby is breech as well. I may end up having another u/s closer to my due date just to verify but I doubt it since I am schedule for a repeat cesearian. The only other reason that I know of for doing an u/s after a 20 week one is to rule out placenta issues. Like if a woman starts bleeding or having horrific back or abdominal pain, doc will usually order an u/s to rule out placenta previa or placental abruption. Another reason is if you go in early with preterm labor, sometimes a doc will order a biophysical profile to check and see if baby is ready for delivery early. Hang in there. I'm sure all is well. No news=good news!
    jdelain79

    Answer by jdelain79 at 3:17 AM on May. 4, 2010

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