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    Question Is this a silly question?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if someone could help me please. I feel like I should know the answer as this is 4th pregnancy but I am confused.

    In my first 3 pregnancy's once I found out I was pregnant I went for a ultrasound. All 3 were around the 7-8 weeks mark. I went to my gp today as I found out yesterday I was pregnant. My gp will not send me for my first scan until I am around 12-14 weeks.

    I am not sure if my memory is gone and he is right or if he is just delaying a scan.
    Can someone please help.

    Thanks in advance

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    The dating scan is optional. The 12 week scan is the Nuchal translucency one. I had to push my doc to give me a dating scan this time...

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    A 7-8 week scan would be a dating scan. It depends on your doctor and type of care as well as how sure you are of dates as to whether you will get a dating scan or not. The 12 week scan is the nuchal fold scan to test for downs and other disorder.
    So he technically isn't delaying the scan, just missing one.
    Hope that helps a bit.

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    Is he a different doctor you went to from the other pregnancies because all doctors are different, my doc always sends me for a scan around 7wks to check heartbeat as I have a history of mc and some will send you if you don't know dates. You should be able to request a refferal if that's what you want otherwise yes most people have first scan at 12wks.

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    Thank you for all your fast replies :-) I was not imagining things then as this time I am 100% on dates, so it makes sense.
    Yes, this gp is a new gp, so he has no history from me but from the answers it seems like he is doing the right thing.

    Thanks ladies


 

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