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I go see my OB for our first real visit after all the paper work. Will they do an ultra sound to see how many babies are in there?

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Hopeful44

Asked by Hopeful44 at 8:01 AM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Typically the first u/s is between 8-12 weeks.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:04 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Probably not. Maybe if you conceived through IVF where there is a higher chance of multiples. they will listen to baby's heart beat and if they think they hear more than one, they will go from there.
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 8:05 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • They may. mine always did to get the measurments and a better idea of how far along i was even though I was always right.
    happymama02

    Answer by happymama02 at 8:06 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Maybe it depends on the Dr... I nver had an US before 20 wks
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 8:07 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • My 1st appt was at 6 weeks and I only visited with a nurse. I went back two weeks later and at 8 weeks had an ultrasound. Then I got one every week through my 1st trimester. I was sent to the hospital for the big 20-week scan (better equipment.) I had one in my 3rd trimester at the dr's office (maybe because I pleaded.) And then we just had our 33-week measurement scan at the hospital. So I hear it does vary by doctor. And beware if you ask for one at your dr's office - they will charge you for it. I think my share is $11 or something based on our insurance. Also, my doctor is a one-woman practice. She has about 6 exam rooms and only one ultrasound machine. So if we're not put in the ultrasound machine exam room - we can pretty much count on not getting an ultrasound. That can also factor into the # of ultrasounds you get.
    Eek - sorry for the long reply! This is my first pregnancy and I LOVE to see the baby!! :)
    Sally33

    Answer by Sally33 at 8:16 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • i had my first at 10 weeks
    amymartinez0214

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 9:31 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Not for most, but depends on the care provider.
    Some prefer not to offer ultrasounds without indication, to avoid unnecessary exposure, risks.

    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 10:34 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • It really depends on your doctor or midwife.

    Mine always does one around 6 weeks but others wait until 8 weeks or more. Other do one at the first appointment. You will have to see how your doctor does things.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

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