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Ilovechocolate111 Tue 07-Nov-17 17:33:08

I've got a early reassurance scan tomorrow and I'll be around 9 weeks gone.
What should i expect to see.
Should i tell the person who scans me about a one time spotting incident. And about weird cramping pain I keep getting in my left ovary? And a constant stitch in my ribs.

I'm so scared we're not going to see anything and dreading the worse..!confused xxx

bonzo77 Tue 07-Nov-17 17:39:02

Go with a full bladder. Mention the spotting. They will prob scan you via your tummy, then send you for a wee and scan you internally. Which means knickers / skirt / trousers / tights off and they’ll give you a sheet to cover yourself. If you wear a full skirt you can keep it on. They make you almost hang off the end of the couch and there will be supports for your feet. It’s a plastic probe that they cover with a condim and lube . It’s a bit odd but not painful. The lube makes a bit of a mess, so bring a pantyliner or pad for after. They’ll check that the pregnancy is a single one, and if it’s in the right place (not ectopic). If you are 9 weeks they should see a heartbeat, and possibly more detail. If they see less, they will explain why.

Good luck!

Ilovechocolate111 Tue 07-Nov-17 17:44:22

Iv had many internal scans after having 5 previous mcs. I'm just so scared as I'll be going for the scan on my own as my husband will be picking our other kids from school. Scans at 3:15.
Will the baby look like a blob or an actual baby?
I really want another healthy baby. It's going to be our last child so want all to be well xx

EastDulwichWife Tue 07-Nov-17 17:53:13

I think it'll look like a bit of both at 9 weeks! Have a look at the Images on the pregnancy + app, they show real life scans at each week. You'll probably be able to see a head outline and a prawn shape. Good luck OP. X

Miami81 Tue 07-Nov-17 17:58:23

I had a scan at 9+2 and we got a little arm bud wave from a small wee prawn shaped fetus.
Good luck. Hope all goes well for you.

scottishem Tue 07-Nov-17 18:56:04

Mine looked like a little prawn at 9 weeks and was fast asleep. I hope eveything goes well for you smile x

leighdinglady Tue 07-Nov-17 21:21:08

This was our 9 week (ish) scan

Ilovechocolate111 Tue 07-Nov-17 21:31:44

Arwww wow! That's amazing. I've never had a scan van so early and seen something smile my children keep saying mummy are you having a baby cuz your belly big (cheeky little rascal lol) but I will be lovely to be able to say yes and show them a picture. I pray everythings ok bear

NoParticularPattern Tue 07-Nov-17 21:46:44

Our 9+3 scan was a big blob with smaller blobs for arms and legs. Tiny little heartbeat and everything. Was visible abdominal but better images transvaginally! Said blob is currently poking me in the ribs at 27+5. Have attached a photo of our scan for you!

Wiggles9408 Tue 07-Nov-17 21:54:26

I had a 9 week scan also and my sonographer said that at this stage hey are the size of coffee beans!!! So you’ll see a heart beat, baby will be sprouting limbs but they’ll be incomplete still but deffinately the size of a coffee bean smile Here she is...

Ilovechocolate111 Tue 07-Nov-17 22:33:32

Thanks ladies. Really hope I get a picture like that. I'm so excited but nervous xx

Whitley83 Wed 08-Nov-17 09:25:56

Can you let us know how it goes? Good luck zz

Ilovechocolate111 Wed 08-Nov-17 09:40:11

Definitely. Hopefully I will get a picture of 2 xx

ClaireBear1986 Wed 08-Nov-17 10:29:29

I had an early scan at 9 weeks exactly.

Like the others, it did look more like a tiny blob but you could tell it was a tiny tiny baby.
I also got to see a strong heartbeat, which was lovely.

I was very lucky as I have had to have internal scans at all my NHS scans so far due to a tilted womb.

But at my 9 week private scan, I did not need an internal scan so it was a fantastic experience.

I have now had 2 private scans with Baby Bond at Mothercare and they have been amazing. Can not praise Baby Bond highly enough.

Good luck today smile

Ilovechocolate111 Wed 08-Nov-17 12:50:49

Thank you. It does say on the letter that it will be a internal scan. But I don't mind As long as we see a heart beat. I'm just a bit sad because I'll be going on my own as my husband will be picking our children up from school. confused as we've recently moved to the area we don't know anyone or any childminders yet. But I got everything crossed xx

octoberfarm Wed 08-Nov-17 12:55:12

What time is your scan OP? Keeping everything crossed for you smile

Ilovechocolate111 Wed 08-Nov-17 13:44:40

Its a 3.15 😀

Expectingbsbunumber2 Wed 08-Nov-17 13:57:08

Good luck today. Hope everything goes well x

EEandEmakes3 Wed 08-Nov-17 14:02:31

Good luck for today, sending positive thoughts your way.

EastDulwichWife Wed 08-Nov-17 14:57:53

Good luck OP. Let us know how it goes!

Wiggles9408 Wed 08-Nov-17 15:07:03

Good luck OP! Everything’s crossed!!

Ilovechocolate111 Wed 08-Nov-17 17:46:35

Well it's not good.they couldn't find a heart beat and I was measuring 6 weeks. I have to make an appointment for 2 weeks to Rescan and if still no heart beat it's a d&c job. My head is all over the place sadsadsad

RicStar Wed 08-Nov-17 17:53:21

Sorry it wasn't good news. flowers take care of yourself.

Wiggles9408 Wed 08-Nov-17 17:59:07

OP I’m so so sorry to hear this sad But if you’re only measuring 6 weeks it can be very difficult to find a heart beat at this stage which is obviously why they don’t offer ‘early scans’ until nine weeks to make it easier to find a heartbeat so I know you’re probably feeling a bit lost with today’s events but try to stay positive for your scan in two weeks and stay relaxed. flowers

EastDulwichWife Wed 08-Nov-17 18:03:35

So sorry OP. Hopefully the 6 week date is correct and it's just too soon. I'll be thinking of you over the next two weeks. X

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