This is a pretty clear explanation I found at a doctor's website regarding ultrasounds in pregnancy- Later in pregnancy when the uterus is bigger, partial filling of the bladder allows one to see the lower part of the uterus. So, the reason of being able to see more clearly, into the uterus at the 18-20 week scan, is the correct one For an earlier dating scan, it is to move the bowel out of the way Isis- Congratulations!
This is important, as it is then possible to be sure that the placenta (afterbirth) is not too low and lying in front of the baby. I must have been in fairyland not to have noticed earlier.
Exams requiring special preparation: Abdominal Ultrasound Scan Pelvic Ultrasound Scan Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound Scan Urinary Tract or Renal Ultrasound Scan (includes male prostate) An ultrasound scan is an examination that involves taking pictures of the body using sound waves.
Ultrasound can be used to look at all soft tissue structures and blood vessels.
I drank about 10oz., then threw up a little bit on the ride over, and then drank the other 10oz. When it was my turn to go into the room, she said my bladder wasn't full enough and told me to go in the waiting room and drink more water and then we could try again.
Next week will be my A/S scan and I have again been instructed to do the water thing. She got a very clear picture of the baby last time when my bladder was empty so what is up with all the water???
I had a very bad experience with my first pg when they (diff place to this one) told me to drink something like 1L of water an hour before, I was first appointment of the day...
they turned up 15 minutes late and then kept me waiting for another 15 minutes before I could go in. The worst part of it was they offered me a coffee while I was waiting Each time I've been told to drink 500ml of non-gaseous fluid 1 hour before the scan.
I think I was told to drink 2-3 cups of water, an hour before the dating scan.The procedure will be fully explained, and will only ever be performed with your consent. Your baby is very small and in the first stages of development, and you may have experienced just a few visible signs that you are pregnant.Your NHS dating scan will be scheduled around about 12 weeks, but fortunately we can carry out a 7-11 week dating / viability scan, at this earlier stage, for excited or even concerned parents. It is usually performed ‘transabdominally’, externally over the tummy. We would recommend drinking one to two pints of water approximately 1 hour before the appointment if this is comfortable for you, please do not empty your bladder.Okay my sister and I have different opinions on why this is needed, so please set one or both of us straight I said it was to do with seeing the baby easier She said it was to push things up TIAMel xx With my first pg I had some u/s in LOndon and there was no need to drink any water before any scans, I actually had 5 scan while I was there!!!!!!!When I asked about drinking water the lady looked at me like I was a weirdo.