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Full bladder for scan?

(15 Posts)
RockinRobinTweets Thu 19-Oct-17 07:27:08

Hi, this is my third pregnancy but no mention of needing to have a full bladder for my first scan. Have their machines just got better?

WinnieTheW0rm Thu 19-Oct-17 07:29:19

It's not been necessary for ages.

Dildocam for early scans doesn't require it.

Later scans and it's all grown enough that it doesn't need pushing out further by full bladder.

(Or did I completely misunderstand at the time, or misremember now?)

Urglewurgle Thu 19-Oct-17 07:30:11

I needed a full bladder for mine earlier this year. Just the 12 weeks one.

RockinRobinTweets Thu 19-Oct-17 07:31:54

Thanks Winnie. I’m quite happy because holding pee when you want to go every 30 seconds is mild torture grin

Oysterbabe Thu 19-Oct-17 07:33:23

Told to have a full bladder for mine at 12 weeks.

Rhynswynd Thu 19-Oct-17 07:39:24

gringrin dildocam grin

Celticlassie Thu 19-Oct-17 07:42:39

I had to have a full bladder for 12 weeks

RockinRobinTweets Thu 19-Oct-17 08:03:57

I’ll try to go for mostly full then

DeadDoorpost Thu 19-Oct-17 08:05:06

My letter told me I didn't need a full bladder for my 12 week scan

Oldschool41 Thu 19-Oct-17 08:11:34

I was told full bladder for 12 week scan too 😀

rosettesforjill Thu 19-Oct-17 08:13:16

I had a full bladder for my 12 week scan then had to go and do half a wee because it was too full. Half a wee when you’re bursting is like torture...

Urglewurgle Thu 19-Oct-17 12:06:33

Go full bladder then ask when you check in, if not needed you can go for a wee.

They asked me to go for 'half a wee', it was almost impossible to stop!

Chipsahoy Thu 19-Oct-17 12:15:54

Go with a full one and ask when you get there. Can always go empty it if not needed

TonicAndTonic Thu 19-Oct-17 14:12:56

I was told "reasonably full bladder" in the letter for my for 12 week scan, midwife had already said something similar at my booking appt.

TheCatsMother99 Thu 19-Oct-17 22:13:14

My bladder was so full at my 12 week scan I was told to empty it half way before they could scan.

20 week scan I was busting for a wee and I was told after 5 mins I could go for a wee and come back if it became really uncomfortable. I managed to hold on though as became more occupied with watching the screen than how much I needed to pee.

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