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is it a good idea when you go for your 12 week scan, to have a cold sweet drink?

(8 Posts)
whiteandyellowiris Thu 18-Apr-13 20:48:56

to make the baby move around a bit more?

LillyofWinchester Thu 18-Apr-13 20:52:28

I think this might be true at the 20 week scan but for the 12 week one I think most babies are jumping and flipping all over the place, so you won't need the drink. I think its something to do with the electrical impulses as there movements are involuntary at that stage. I didn't drink anything (even water) and he was wriggling away.

I'm prepared to be corrected though if anyone knows anything a bit more scientific!

Good luck and congrats

LillyofWinchester Thu 18-Apr-13 20:52:56


harleyd Thu 18-Apr-13 20:57:04

ive never heard of anyone doing this
i wouldnt recommend it for the 20 week scan, mine took ages because the baby wouldnt stay still to get measured. i hadnt drank anything

rubyflipper Thu 18-Apr-13 21:05:28

Wait and see what the sonography says first. I was advised to have a can of coke ad go for a walk when I was pregnant with DS as he refused to perform for the scan!

whiteandyellowiris Thu 18-Apr-13 21:06:40

ruby was that for the 12 week scan or 20 week one?

rubyflipper Thu 18-Apr-13 22:33:32

Oh ... Now you're asking grin

I think it was the 20 week scan, but it was nearly 6 years ago.

Lj8893 Thu 18-Apr-13 22:37:31

I wasent told anything except to have a fullish bladder, but baby was wriggling around so much that the sonographer asked me to go to the toilet halfway through. It didn't work though!!

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