if i hadnt had a scan at my missed mc tin dec then i would have continued to think i was pregnant and had already had to go 6wks thinking i was which was hard enough. I had already had 2 mcs prior to that but naturally passed baby.
With ds and this baby i have had to have scans to check viability of pregnancies...so to be honest for me the scan isnt about seeing the baby its about checking everything is all right which can be a relief
I loved seeing my babies for the first time - though sadly one of my scans confirmed that the baby had died, so we had time to prepare.
The first picture of each of my babies is something I'll treasure always
Disagree about scanning being a waste of money. My early scan discovered a bicornuate uterus (nothing to do with the baby) but led to a high risk pregnancy that both myself and the doctors would have been completely unaware of.
i'm not foind of scans. but had loads with dd3 even fetal cardiac scans. loads of details, and because of gestanional diabetes to check her growth. they also keep a check on my ovarian cyst. only seems to appear during pregnancy, speaking of scans, i have another thread to start under health. lol.
SM i think if u have been in position of finding out ur baby is dead via scan then perspective is a little different. They obviously only offer them with reason and are limited in offering. Despite my history so far with this baby i have had one scan at 8wks to check viability and i have another at 21wks.