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How long until you get to take......

the first "picture" or sonogram? The thing is we're ttc before x-mas so we can give our mom's little picture frames w/ a sonogram picture in it to "announce" the pregnancy. Obviously it it doesn't work out for x-mas then we're thinking of still using that gift idea to tell them. I just wanted to know how early on can you get a picture? Is it the first sonogram? And how long after confirming the pregnancy do you get to have an actual sonogram???? Thanks ladies!

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BLoNdIe121679

Asked by BLoNdIe121679 at 11:16 PM on Nov. 16, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • normally it's at 18-20 weeks.

    some doctors do one earlier though IF you tell them you don't know how pregnant you are...fib on your LMP if you haven't been to the doctor yet...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • 6wks at earliest. Before then, it will be hard to pick up a visual, but they still might do one.
    charisma10

    Answer by charisma10 at 11:17 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • they gave me one on my first visit at 9 weeks but i'm sure not all doctors are the same
    cryssi_renee

    Answer by cryssi_renee at 11:19 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • Well we're ttc now and I have an appointment with my doctor on Dec 16h. I guess I can just wait and see what happens. I am planning on testing there if I don't get my period (which would be due on the 6th). Wish me luck!
    BLoNdIe121679

    Answer by BLoNdIe121679 at 11:21 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • i had one at 8 weeks to make sure of my due date and i am having one this next friday the 21st and then again at 22 weeks
    iloveyall2008

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 11:21 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • I had my first one at 6 weeks! And I hope that works for you, that is such a cute idea!
    Amanda704

    Answer by Amanda704 at 11:24 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • Was the 8 weeks your first visit to the doctor or no?
    BLoNdIe121679

    Answer by BLoNdIe121679 at 11:25 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • My first one was at 7 weeks and it was my first appt. with the OBGYN. I went to my primary care physician first and then they referred me to OB where I had my first ultrasound and found out how far along I was and my actual due date. He was just a little dot in my tummy then lol.
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 11:27 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • I got my first at ten weeks. Good luck!
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 11:39 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • i gave a bib saying "g-ma where are you?" and the positive EPT's as a gift to announce it to my mom. it was an "early" b-day present. you could just use the frame and make a note saying "work in progress" or "updated soon" and put that in the frame.
    Tarable525

    Answer by Tarable525 at 11:53 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

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