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Best time to have a HD scan?

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Bondy83 Mon 01-Dec-14 13:13:50

I'm 27 weeks and thinking about having a HD scan just wondered when's the best time to have it done? I had 1 at 16wks when we found out the sex but he was a bit alien like. I'm really struggling with a name so I'm thinking if I could see his face it'll give me an idea of a name that will suit ( that's my excuse anyway )

makeitabetterplace Mon 01-Dec-14 13:16:11

28 - 32 weeks. We had one at 30 weeks. I was a bit disappointed to be honest. Her face was squishing into my placenta and we didn't get a good picture at all.

cheesecakemom Mon 01-Dec-14 13:24:28

Agree with PP. I wasn't disappointed though - I expected it. My dd was also using my placenta as a pillow and there was cord in front of her face. They made me walk for 30 mins and drink etc but it didn't work - she didn't change position.

Previous DD did the same for 4D scan so keep in mind you may not have the best photo. The experience is good.

PatMullins Mon 01-Dec-14 13:30:59

Have one asap smile before he gets too squished in there

Bondy83 Mon 01-Dec-14 15:15:54

I'm booked in for 10th I'll be 28+6 so fingers crossed he plays ball and doesn't cover his face

NomorepepperpigPLEASE Mon 01-Dec-14 15:21:42

These were mine at 30w6days.

She looked exactly like this when she came out !

NomorepepperpigPLEASE Mon 01-Dec-14 15:23:17

I Han them done at 17 weeks and I dish I hadn't ! She looked like an alien !

katelouise1 Mon 01-Dec-14 20:23:39

I had a HD at 33 weeks and it just looks like a photograph its perfect

LIG1979 Mon 01-Dec-14 22:00:34

I was due one at 30 weeks but ended up having an nhs growth scan a few days before and she was head down buried into my pelvis and they couldn't get a good picture of her head. I therefore never had the private scan because I didn't want to waste my money.

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