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Late pregnancy ultrasound

(8 Posts)
babynelly2010 Sun 12-Feb-17 18:28:25

Anyone had late pregnancy ultrasound for reassurance, would you recommend?

seven201 Sun 12-Feb-17 19:30:42

Why do you feel you need reassurance? Are you feeling it wiggle around ok?

UnbornMortificado Sun 12-Feb-17 19:35:05

Not for reassurance but I've had them in the past.

Is anything in particular bothering you?

ricepolo Sun 12-Feb-17 19:37:14

If you are noticing reduced movement please please please call your midwife/hospital now. Don't rely on an ultrasound in a few days' time.

GoesDownLikeACupOfColdSick Sun 12-Feb-17 19:38:27

I had loads of them because DD wasn't a massive mover (or she was, but I didn't feel much) and I had GD. I also have a SIL who had what was clearly a dodgy placenta and their DD was born at 42 weeks at only 4lbs.

I would pay to have one at about 32 weeks if I got pregnant again, just to check things like the cord and the placenta are all functioning well. Apparently that's standard in other parts of Europe.

babynelly2010 Mon 13-Feb-17 03:05:07

Baby moves much less thought out this pregnancy than my previous pregnancy. My last baby was very big resulting in traumatic birth. I had nightmares about having baby with birth defects. Baby is transverse I am worried about her being caught in the cord...
I spoke to my gp and ask him if it would make sense for me to have late pregnancy scan even if I pay for it. His response was, if I found out it is a large baby what are you going to do? He said don't worry about position we can turn her for you grin... essentially said there is no point.

UnbornMortificado Mon 13-Feb-17 04:19:22

baby I'll apologise I thought it was your first and you were just getting worried about nothing blush I'm not saying that condescending that was me 11 years ago with my first daughter.

I think they are quite valid worries is it a private scan you are looking for? I'm in the NE I've never had one but I can recommend the clinic my SIL attended.

Have you given any thought to a Caesarian? Just with the worries you have about the size of the baby. I've had two and personally found them less traumatic than they are rumoured be.

ricepolo Mon 13-Feb-17 06:33:28

I would recommend talking to your midwife/consultant and getting (forcing) them to listen to your concerns.

My #3 didn't move as much as my others-I went in for monitoring three times after reporting reduced movement. She was also measuring small so the NAH gave me a scan at 34wks which didn't show any problems with placenta or cord. However I was induced after the third episode of reduced movement (at 38wks) and it turns out that the placenta was small and the cord hadn't inserted properly. A scan hadn't shown either of these issues.

My point isn't to scare you it's to stress that a scan alone may not be what you need, especially if you go private-you then have to get the NHS to look at your results. Much better to get the medics to understand your concerns and work with you.

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