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    Because I have a history or recurrent missed miscarriages and dont want to walk around thinking everythings fantastic, when they had alreafy died weeks before.

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    Because DS was most definitely not planned and I had no idea when my LMP was.
    Though up until today I still believe that my datingscan was wrong as DS was too big and "mature" when he was born at 35 weeks. He was 51cm tall and weighed 3kg. He also had an apgar of 9 and 9.
    Oh and at 10 weeks they told me I was having a miscarriage as I went to the emergency because I had some spotting.
    They tested my HCG levels and they had dropped from what they were the week before. I was besides myself and cried all night.
    Then I had to do a scan 4 days later and bubs was doing just fine.

    OT It seems your HCG levels go up until 12 weeks and then drop a bit before leveling out when the placenta takes over control. I think that this is why they beleived I was having a miscarriage, because my levels dropped at 10 weeks and not at 12 weeks. But as I said, I don't think the dating scan was right. I think I was further along then what they thought I was.

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    Im with MsMummy on this one, I've never had one and I don't believe we have enough research to show that they are harmless enough to go around doing them willynilly.

    BUT I can understand why others want them when they have had issues but I do hear a lot of people say its just so they can see the baby (no bad history and they know their lmp/cycle) which sort of annoys me when they are claiming it on medicare :/

    Also I do think scans *can* cause a bit of a disassociation with the baby, women not really feeling connected unless they see it on a screen. I think it's a bit sad we as a society have to see everything to feel connected to it or to believe in it.

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    Because I have a history or recurrent missed miscarriages and dont want to walk around thinking everythings fantastic, when they had alreafy died weeks before.
    Case in point.
    A scan won't prevent that. Or make it any better.
    The notion of security is a falsehood.
    And I've had five miscarriages. That's life.

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    If I hadn't had scans I wouldn't have known that a) the baby's heartbeat was too slow, and b) it stopped when it did. I never had any signs of a miscarriage, and therefore the d&c was necessary.

    Anyone who's gone through fertility treatment spends half their life being scanned at the fertility specialist's office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    Case in point.
    A scan won't prevent that. Or make it any better.
    The notion of security is a falsehood.
    And I've had five miscarriages. That's life.
    That's a pretty cold thing to say. People deal with them dif. Sorry you had yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caviar View Post
    Case in point.
    A scan won't prevent that. Or make it any better.
    The notion of security is a falsehood.
    And I've had five miscarriages. That's life.
    I don't think anyone is suggesting that a scan could prevent miscarriage, rather that if they have miscarried, they would rather know ASAP to take the necessary next steps, no go on for a month thinking they're carrying a child.

    This thread seems to have gotten very judgemental all of a sudden. I have no medical history that required me to get a dating scan, but I got one! It's my first baby, and the peace of mind the scan gave me, plus excitement for DF seeing bubs for the first time was worth it, especially since I can't find any solid research saying scans can harm a baby.

    I don't care if that's considered following pack mentality. Each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    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.
    This is how I felt.... Then we decided to do a 3d gender scan at 15 weeks..... Well bubs didn't have a heartbeat, though she had passed in the 13th week around 10 days before. So I will now, always, take advantage of the scans available. Mostly for my own reassurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    if anything, investigations could focus more attention on potential problems and promote anxiety, so for me, there's no value in early scans.
    This is also true. In my last pregnancy the dating scan revealed a sub chorionic haematoma. Knowing I had it did nothing but worry me (it didn't require treatment so seeing it wasn't helpful in any way!) and I had no other signs of it, no bleeding or anything... It had disappeared by the 12 week scan, so had I not found out at 7 weeks it would have come and gone with no stress to me!

    Similarly, at my morph scan I was told bub had a single umbilical artery, which caused me all kinds of worry. Bub was born and guess what? Normal umbilical arteries.

    On the whole though, I prefer knowledge to the feeling of being in the dark. It's a personal preference and I'm glad most women in Australia have the choice

    (And I've paid through the teeth for my ultrasounds, not much subsidising to complain about in my case!)
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    I'd also add that a missed miscarriage can be dangerous for the mother.

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