HI Has anyone had to go to their 12 week scan alone? i am as OH has had to go overseas at short notice for a family emergency which i fully understand (it's all fine now, he just isn;t coming back till sunday because of flights etc) just wondering if anyone had any top tips?
i'm dreading it anyway - and a little excited - as i'm quite old and should have it confirmed that bump is ok etc. on MOnday / tuesday i was much more relaxed about it but as it is looming - in 2 hours! - i'm getting more and more nervous (which is not helping morning sickness!!)
so to plan - i've got the full day off and so (assuming it is all ok) i'm planning on treating myself to a nice lunch after and a wander round some shops and a gallery and will facetime him later and go swimming - basically want to keep busy!!
Bit late now but I would have asked a friend to come, even if you asked them to sit outside rather than be in for the scan. Most of these scans are completely fine, but I've had bad news and was so glad that my DH was there, even just to drive me home because I wouldn't have managed.
Do come and report back your good news when you are done! Sounds like you have a lovely day planned!
I went on my own... Dh couldn't get time off! I felt a bit of a loser waiting on my own but it was still lovely! I've been to three since on my own and I'm an old hand now lol, I wouldn't want anyone with me except dh! Hope everything goes well and just enjoy it
I had to go to 12 week scan alone as DP had a last minute very important meeting. The only thing that worried me was if something was wrong with baby how I would feel being alone and finding out. Everything was fine anyway and the sonographer was lovely and comforting.
You'll have had yours by now so I hope it's gone well for you.
Hope you got on ok. I went to both 12 week scans alone - one was because I was already in hospital with hg and they decided to check baby was ok at 7am so dh wasn't there! The second time dh was away with work - it was absolutely fine x
I went to the anomaly scan (20-wk scan) alone. It was OK. And the subsequent growth scans I've done alone as well. I didn't really have a choice since my husband can't take time off easily. But it is the second baby for us so I'm possibly a bit less anxious since I already know how it all works and there's less of the 'unknown'.
DH did come to initial ones with DC1&2. Had had some problems on the way (inc ectopic) so was helpful to have him there. Did all others on my own (had 4 scans for each I think poss 5). He didn't make it to any for DC3. Staff were all lovely. And it was fine.
Oh no it's not a loser thing, I just felt a bit like one! The first time, everyone seemed to have 3 or 4 people with them making a fuss over them and I was having a hormonal day! Since then though I've noticed plenty of women on their own and I've forgotten it was once a big deal that I was alone dc2 here too though!
thanks!!! all is fine!!! i was worried that something would be wrong then what i'd do... but it was much better than i thought it would be - i had pictured a room full of loads of couples and saddo me but there was only a couple of other people, some with someone else and some not, and i had to go to one place then the other so didn't really have time to think about it in the end.
having a peaceful lunch whilst waiting for the blood tests was nice.
it was a real shame that OH didn't get to see it wriggling round and things but he's promised to be there for the 20 week scan so...i've spoken to him and sent him a pic of the scan. now feel shattered and think i need a cup of tea and a nap!!! thank you all. x