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Early Scans: What did you see? (8+4)

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OnNaturesCourse Thu 20-Apr-17 00:49:07

I have booked in for a early scan at the weekend. The last tho weeks have come directly from hell and I've completely lost my pregnant feeling so really just want to check in on the bean. What did you see around 8-9 weeks? What can i expect? Its a private scan at a ABC4D clinic in UK. Thanks xx

Caterina99 Thu 20-Apr-17 01:21:29

I'm not sure exactly what you want to hear, but I'm in the US and the norm (where I live anyway) is your first scan at around 8 weeks. I've never had one at 12 weeks so I don't know how they compare.

For me this was internal. Could see a vaguely baby shaped blob with a heartbeat. Sonographer did various measurements and gave a due date. Pointed out things like arm buds and heart. The photo that I have looks pretty similar to what I've seen other people's 12 week scan photos look like.

OnNaturesCourse Thu 20-Apr-17 01:37:57

I just want to know experiences of others.

I'm booked for a abdominal scan. I had one at 5 weeks which showed yolk sac etc. Hoping to see a heartbeat this time x

PeachesandPie Thu 20-Apr-17 05:40:39

You should see a heart beat at 8 weeks! Mine was a vaguely baby shaped blob with a yolk sac and measused 1.68cm with a flickering heart beat. I hope it goes well!

DarcyParty Thu 20-Apr-17 05:53:28

I booked an early 8 week external scan with Babybond, uk. Could see baby and yolk sac, although it doesn't look much like a baby! There was also an obvious flickering heartbeat. Good luck!

pardrej Thu 20-Apr-17 06:07:32

Mine was a little earlier, 7+something (and nhs) and all we could see was a little white blob. No heartbeat. So I was in for a surprise by the 12 week when he had come along so beautifully!

Fluffybrain Thu 20-Apr-17 06:12:22

I had an 8 week scan due to bleeding. He looked like an alien.

NiceCuppaTeaAndASitDown Thu 20-Apr-17 06:13:36

This is my babybond scan from

We saw a heartbeat and a tiny bit of movement

NiceCuppaTeaAndASitDown Thu 20-Apr-17 06:14:23

Oh, forgot to say that this was abdominal

Isadora2007 Thu 20-Apr-17 06:21:56

Our private scan was very similar to nicecuppa. It was abdominal. I'm sure we were told baby was just under 2cm so rather like a kidney bean. He twitched around a bit and dd(2.5 then) said he was waving.
We definitely heard the heart but can't recall whether it was seen...

Hollyhop17 Thu 20-Apr-17 06:37:49

I had one at my EPU at 7+4 and we saw a heartbeat. Everything else was present and measuring what it should be. Good luck.

haveacupoftea Thu 20-Apr-17 07:29:23

8+0 and I had a blob with heartbeat.

Changingagain Thu 20-Apr-17 07:38:47

DS at 8-9 weeks, internal scan. Little piglet grin

Changingagain Thu 20-Apr-17 07:40:57

Oh it was an NHS scan and we could see the heartbeat.

putdownyourphone Thu 20-Apr-17 07:42:53

2 x beans! grin

DaisyChainsForever Thu 20-Apr-17 08:19:29

White blob with heartbeat for me. Good luck (smile)

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 20-Apr-17 08:32:52

Pulsating blob. Good luck!

Jessiecat27 Thu 20-Apr-17 08:39:08

Little bean with a heartbeat! I was surprised to see the heartbeat at 8 weeks because I thought you had to be further along but it's well worth putting your mind at ease!

10storeylovesong Thu 20-Apr-17 08:47:06

I had one at 6+6 and could see a tiny little flicker of the heartbeat and the sonographer played it out loud. It was a tiny little blob and couldn't really make out much else - definitely developed a lot by 12 weeks!

Lemondrop09 Thu 20-Apr-17 10:15:11

I had one at 8+2 and it basically looked like a prawn/jellybean/alien grin Had a tiny flickering dot for the heartbeat though which was pretty amazing to see.

YetAnotherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 20-Apr-17 10:17:59

Hi DarcyParty,
Just popping on to say that we have removed your scan image because we could see your name and details, so it was really a bit too identifying. Of course do post again, just cropping those bits out. Lovely scan photo, nothing better than seeing a wee heartbeat. flowers

OnNaturesCourse Thu 20-Apr-17 11:18:47

Ladies, thank you.

I'm very nervous so your stories helped, and pictures are lovely. I know what to expect now!

Pray it all goes well xx

MmmMalbec Thu 20-Apr-17 14:32:33

Kidney bean shaped baby who was twitching with an obvious heartbeat. I saw a heartbeat on an internal scan at 6 and 7 weeks too! Good luck smile

amymel2016 Thu 20-Apr-17 16:22:54

This was mine at 8+5 plus we could see the heartbeating xx

october17baby Thu 20-Apr-17 16:24:42

This little bean is 8 weeks it's quite funny because they say aww look there the heartbeat and your like uhmmm where 😂 proud to say that tiny poatoe is now nearly 4
Months in my belly and growing well xx

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