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    When I had my 12 week ultrasound done, no negative comments at all were made so I didn't think anything. The sonographer mentioned the heart rate was normal but that was about all she said. The results were then sent to my GP; I was handed the ultrasound pictures and a report with the results for the Downs testing etc; all normal. However, I've been thinking about it, no one has mentioned anything about how the baby is progressing, the organs, my cervix etc.. when I handed my GP the ultrasound results after being given them by his receptionist, he basically said that he couldn't tell me anything based on the pics and laughed (like, don't expect me to decipher those pics, not my job). So I thought, oh well, he's not trained in that area, the OB must deal with all that. But at my first hospital appointmet, the OB wasn't avail and I saw a midwife instead and again, which was all just basic "getting to know you stuff."Did someone miss something? Has someone examined my results? My next appoint isn't until 24th Feb. Would the sonographer have noted everything and just not mentioned anything as all was normal? Just worried that if the reults are passed on for a doctor to examine (my GP?) they weren't examined. Now stressed.New to the baby scene again, what has other's experiences been in regards to this? Were you sat down and everything gone over with you? Just have a feeling that someone dropped the ball here...

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    My ob was the same. He is usually so thorough with everything he explains, but not much was said at my 12 week scan. He said heart beat is good, size is on track. That's it. I think they check for all the main stuff at the 20 week/morph scan. I wouldn't worry. If anything looked out of the ordinary they would have said something.

    Oh and my sister in law just had her 12 week scan and the sonographer didn't tell her much either.
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    I have had Sonographers that do a running commentary during the scan and then others who barely say a thing and then comment that the results will be available in blah, blah days.

    I am pretty confident your results will be ok, as even the Sonographers who've barely uttered a word to me, have noted if they think something needs further consideration etc. It's hard not to stress when you're new to all this pregnancy stuff, but be rest assured I think you'll find no ball has been dropped and that all seemed normal and hence why nothing was really said to you, though it is always comforting and reassuring when they do! All the best with your first pregnancy!

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    If the notes on the ultrasound don't mention anything alarming chances are everything is fine. But someone, I would have thought your GP, should go through the results with you & clarify.

    If you are unsure, call the place you had the ultrasound done and ask them. They might be able to reassure you without going into detail (as I think that is your GP/OB's job).

    In all my pg's, I got the results back first too. Then when I saw my OB they confirmed that everything was ok.

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    I was never really told much at the 12 week scan, just the nuchal fold results. Both times it was pretty much the 20week scan that was the informative one.

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    BMJ - see my reply in the cervical incompetence thread. I agree with above that if there was something wrong that could be detected by ultrasound, you would have been told.

    Request copies of your ultrasound reports now, and in the future...it is your information and you are entitled to it.

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    Yeah, my GP is usually fantastic, very attentive and explains everything. All he said was that the Downs results were all Ok so I'll just have to wait until my next scan to find out the other details I guess.
    @Uniquey, is my 2nd bub but a 12 year gap between so I've forgotten a lot

    Another thing, I've got all of my appointments for the hospital set (you call and set them up in one go over the phone) and I've noticed that they are all 2 weeks out.. for my next 20 week appoint I'll actuall be 22 weeks, 24 weeks I'll be 26 weeks etc.. how crucial is it that you're that set amount of weeks at the time? I gave the lady on the phone my last LMP date and she worked them out based on that but she either made a mistake or it doesn't matter if they're 2 weeks out?

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    Duh, silly me, I just read you're 'new to the baby scene again', not new to the baby scene!

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    The ultrasounds would have been reported on by a radiologist who specialises in reading these films. My report is pretty short - just notes the gestation of bub and position of my placenta and the nuchal folds.

    Ask the doctor who referred you (either the GP/OB) for a copy of the report, the imaging place should have sent/faxed them a copy. Otherwise you could contact the imaging place.

    Good luck with your pregnancy!

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    The following applies to any ultrasound or Xray.

    It is my understanding that a specialist writes a report for the doctor. If there are any concerns, the specialist should have pointed them out in the report so that the doctor can talk to you about them. I am also of the understanding that the specialist is not allowed to tell you any concerns, because that is for the doctor to do so.

    I always look at my reports before taking them to the doctor, but my lack of education in the area only allows me to realise very obvious problems, and often mistake benign comments as cause for concern. When I get to the doctor I ask for clarification of everything in the report.

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