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to think my appt letter should have included the fact my scan was on that date too?

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TheHedgeWitch Fri 05-Sep-08 00:35:44

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VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 05-Sep-08 00:38:42

I really want to say "yes", but, you are pg and hormonal...........and I'm not feeling that bravegrin

elkiedee Fri 05-Sep-08 00:43:27

No you're not.

mrsruffallo Fri 05-Sep-08 00:44:45

Fuming about it all day seems a bit ott to me

TheHedgeWitch Fri 05-Sep-08 00:46:40

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mrsruffallo Fri 05-Sep-08 00:47:36

Is it your 20 week scan?

TheHedgeWitch Fri 05-Sep-08 00:48:37

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S1ur Fri 05-Sep-08 00:49:15

I understand why you're pissed off. DP will miss it and that's crap.

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MrsJohnCusack Fri 05-Sep-08 00:52:03

I don't think you're BU at all, it's annoying. because most people wouldn't bother bringing their other half to the appointment but would to the scan, not only becuase it's lovely to see your baby, but for support as well.

hope work are nice

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 05-Sep-08 00:53:53

The 12 week scan is the dating scan.

the 20 week one is the important one, so to speak. many areas dont do the 12 week scan anymore.

But fume away. Tis your right as a pg woman grin (I stil think YAB a little U....!)

mrsruffallo Fri 05-Sep-08 00:56:57

I think the 20 week scan is more important, the 12 week scan is just a booking/dating scan.

Console yourself with the thought that he will get to come to the next one

mrsruffallo Fri 05-Sep-08 00:57:18

Should have just typed
Agree vvv

VeniVidiVickiQV Fri 05-Sep-08 00:58:01

grin

is there an echo in here???

mrsruffallo Fri 05-Sep-08 00:58:40

echo in here...echo in here....

BalloonSlayer Fri 05-Sep-08 07:16:58

Nooo the 12 week is the one where you see the whole baby on the screen.

By far the best one IMO

YANBU

TheHedgeWitch Fri 05-Sep-08 11:00:07

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everlong Fri 05-Sep-08 11:02:54

Yanbu

It should have stated you would be having a scan.

islandofsodor Fri 05-Sep-08 11:03:30

YANBU. I know that both times I felt my 12 week scan was most important because it was the one that told me that my baby was actually alive. Nothing to do with pretty photos more to do with having support there in the event that someone needs it.

tiggerlovestobounce Fri 05-Sep-08 11:04:36

In the area I live in that is normal, you get the 12 week appointment, and the scan is done as part of it.

zandy Fri 05-Sep-08 18:14:05

Do you not have to drink lots of water prior to a scan? was there no mention of this in your appointment letter?

DoNotAnnoy Fri 05-Sep-08 18:20:22

I think that Zandy's point is the biggest from a practical point of view.

The letter should tell you to have a full bladder for a 12wk scan.

As for importance.

I think that to the parents teh 12wk scan is perhaps the most emotionally important. It is the first time you find out baby is viable. It is the first time you see baby. It is the second significant hurdle after teh BFP IMO.I also agree with Balloon. It is the 12wk scan where you see the whole baby in a single screen shot instead of a arm or a head.

The 20 scan is medically more important/useful.

tiggerlovestobounce Fri 05-Sep-08 18:28:08

I think that the need for a full bladder depends on the scanner that is going to be used, newer machines cant give a good view without a very full bladder.

tiggerlovestobounce Fri 05-Sep-08 18:30:24

sorry, that should read CAN give a good view without a very full bladder.

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