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Is it a normal thing these days to get a video of the 20 week ultrasound?
I've heard from a few people that they got one, but we took in a video tape to our hospital, and even though they had a video recorder under the monitor, they said we couldn't tape the ultrasound.
We did get some photos, but I was wondering what was normal these days.
Where did you get your scan done?
I had my 20 week scan taped at Mater Mothers (public). As you did, we brought our own tape and asked if they could tape it before they started the scan, which they did. The scan lasted about 45 mins but they only taped about 3 minutes of it. We also had a picture printed off.
It seems strange that they wouldn't tape it for you :confused:
We went to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. We were bummed out a bit by it, because we'd gotten our hopes up about the video. I wasn't sure how common the video thing was, but I might mention it to the staff at the hospital the next time I'm there.
The same thing happened to me at Royal Women's, you can bet it has something to do with legal liability :rolleyes:
Pretty disappointing though for the Mum's and Dad's.
WE had our 20 wek ultrasound done in Sydney at St George Public and took our own video tape in...got it recorded for a few minutes and it was great. Although I did ring before hand to check that we could get it taped, as I had heard of instances where not all places allow the videotaping.
IF you are really desperate to have it taped, I know that hospitals here in Syd do the 3D dvd or video..although it costs a bit of money I think...unless you are referred by your doctor and he bulk bills you.
Bec and Peanut
No I'm not so desperate for a video that I'd go through the U/S again, I was just wondering what was normal these days. The hospital I went to is the largest in Brissy - so I thought it was strange.
I suppose I was wondering if it was worth complaining about, because as much as we would have liked one, I'm sure the Mums and Dads who come to the hospital in the future would like to have their first U/S on video - especially since they have the recorders right there! :confused:
In Adelaide there is apparently only one provider who will allow video these days. Apparently it is due to legal issues - they don't want to be sued if someone picks up something on the video that they didn't spot at the time of the scan. It also depends who does the scan howmuch they video. We've got about 2 minutes from our first one and about 20 mins from, the second.
I heard perhaps around two years ago now that the practise was being wound up. The worry is indeed that abnormalities may later be detected on the video that a songrapher didn't pick up at the time.
Hi everyone, and thanks for all the replies.
What a shame if they aren't letting parents have a few minutes of video just in case it proves someone wasn't doing their job properly!!
Thanks again! :)
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