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    Quote Originally Posted by finally expecting View Post
    We had one at 7 weeks so the fertility specialist could 'close our file' if all was good.
    Pretty much this (IVF)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyGuts View Post
    because your excited...... after trying for 18 months it didnt really feel real until i saw a scan. I dont understand why you would purposly avoid it if it was offered?

    who doesnt want to see the begining of a new life happening inside of you
    Some people/professionals believe there are risks with too much exposure. Some ultrasounds are not necessary.

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    Because a Dating scan sounds better then a viability scan?

    My doctor has told me he is sending me for dating scans to confirm the viability. they were originally for dating as bloods didn't gel with dates Technician believes bloods were wrong and Doc still wants to see a heart beat but isn't too worried any longer.

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    I haven't had early scans either time, as I've been 100% on dates, and I don't see the point in seeing the baby as it won't change anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I don't see the point in seeing the baby as it won't change anything.
    This isn't quite true. If you do see that something's wrong it can help doctors to act more quickly; in my case it could have picked up ectopic pregnancies earlier, and this is always preferable as it reduces the risk of losing a tube.

    And don't underestimate peace of mind. After my ectopic I was so anxious during the first weeks of my next pregnancy; seeing bub in the right spot with a healthy heartbeat (which reduces your statistical likelihood of miscarriage to around 5%) left me relaxed, happy, and a different person. So it did change something

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    This isn't quite true. If you do see that something's wrong it can help doctors to act more quickly; in my case it could have picked up ectopic pregnancies earlier, and this is always preferable as it reduces the risk of losing a tube.

    And don't underestimate peace of mind. After my ectopic I was so anxious during the first weeks of my next pregnancy; seeing bub in the right spot with a healthy heartbeat (which reduces your statistical likelihood of miscarriage to around 5%) left me relaxed, happy, and a different person. So it did change something
    That's true. I've never had a miscarriage or pregnancy complication and I conceive easily, so I tend to feel fairly optimistic that everything is okay there, and that, if anything, investigations could focus more attention on potential problems and promote anxiety, so for me, there's no value in early scans.

    nor do I get 12 week scans as I don't want to know really.

    But, it's great that the technology is there for those that wish to utilise it.

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    After four pregnancy losses I'll be in there as often as they'll let me. As PPs have said peace of mind can't be underestimated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    This isn't quite true. If you do see that something's wrong it can help doctors to act more quickly; in my case it could have picked up ectopic pregnancies earlier, and this is always preferable as it reduces the risk of losing a tube.

    And don't underestimate peace of mind. After my ectopic I was so anxious during the first weeks of my next pregnancy; seeing bub in the right spot with a healthy heartbeat (which reduces your statistical likelihood of miscarriage to around 5%) left me relaxed, happy, and a different person. So it did change something
    Same here. i and the drs suspected ectopic bc my count wasn't rising as quick as it should. Without that u/s I may have died, and that is not an exaggeration.

    I'll be honest, before my losses I thought u/s were a bit over ordered. But after everything that has happened thank god that exist.

    So i will probably have multiple scans if I can be lucky enough to fall pg again. For me it's more than just looking at a cute heart beat. bc now my chances of an ectopic have gone from 1 in 60 to 1 in 10....

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    I knew my dates but wanted to hear the heartbeat. I couldn't wait until 12 weeks. I'm generally a very anxious person. Plus, with DS2 I was utterly convinced I was having twins and wanted to know for sure ASAP.

    I never came across any credible research to suggest there was a problem having one additional scan.

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    People are strange! I'm due for my 20 week scan in 2 weeks and I was telling mum the other day that I was in that I really really really want to know that everything is ok in there.. she refreshed my memory that when she had her children you just had to hope for the whole 9 months that everything was fine as scans didnt exist. I feel we are getting really addicted to knowing everything these days.
    People have been conditioned Consider the opposite too - I felt it unnecessary to have a dating scan as I knew I was pregnant and pretty much knew how far along I was. Well, the pressure I received from the midwife and the doctor was unbelieveable. I was accused of putting my baby at risk etc. Why, because if something was wrong they wouldn't be able to intervene? Hardly. People are just being conditioned to think that the scan is the magic fix and that machines are better relied on than ourselves.

    So I'm with your mum on this one. Yes, I do feel there's an addiction there.


 

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