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Scan after reduced movement - what to expect

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tootsieglitterballs Mon 09-Oct-17 12:29:10

33 1/2 weeks , having a scan this arvo after me being poorly last week, resulting in some reduced movement.

What kind of thing should I expect from this scan - they haven’t really told me anything.

tootsieglitterballs Mon 09-Oct-17 12:29:52

Also, at this point do I still need to have a full bladder? The receptionist literally couldn’t get me off the phone quick enough when she was booking me in!

Imonlyfuckinghuman Mon 09-Oct-17 12:32:13

Where are you having the scan ? Nhs or private ?

You don't need a full bladder at this stage.

I would expect that they would locate the heartbeat straight. It gets a bit cramped in the at this stage!

midnightflowers Mon 09-Oct-17 12:39:17

No need for full bladder. From what I remember they Check babies heartbeat, amniotic fluid levels and blood flow through cord/placenta.

midnightflowers Mon 09-Oct-17 12:40:07

Forgot to say Hope everything is ok!

katiegg Mon 09-Oct-17 12:49:26

no need for a full bladder at this stage of pregnancy.

They'll be checking baby's heartbeat, amniotic fluid and blood flow from you, through the placenta and into the cord. They'll probably take a few measurements to make sure baby is still growing but it can be difficult to take accurate measurements at this stage as baby will be getting a bit cramped.

Hope all goes well and i hope you are feeling better too.

tootsieglitterballs Mon 09-Oct-17 21:23:57

Thanks everyone. It went well thank you. They checked his heart , did all the measurements, position, waters , cord flow etc and all looks great.

He’s measuring about the 50th centile which is brilliant (although compared to my bump measurements he looks like he has dropped, but you can’t really compare the 2) .

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