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    Default Drinking water before a scan

    I am booked in for my NT scan this afternoon, and have been instructed to drink and hold a litre of water before the ultrasound.

    I am really struggling to drink water atm though. Does anyone know if any other kind of fluid is acceptable? I have no trouble drinking soda, juice, soft drink etc, just not water.

    Would love to hear from anyone in the know TIA!

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    Can you drink cordial? Or water with lemon?

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    with mine i was told 800 mls of water and then 200 mls orange juice. i think it is more the liquid amount they want over what sort of liquid. Give the place a call and check with them to be sure.

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    Yikes a litre! I only had to drink 600mls!
    I think other liquid is ok, but I would call & double check

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    A whole litre! Christ.

    I have been told one glass of water, one hour beforehand.
    Anything that has water as main component should be fine - cordial, watery fruit juices etc.

    Goodluck holding that!

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    I heard that any clear fluid is fine...but I think the main thing is to just have a full bladder, so your uterus is pushed up.
    I hate water, so I usually just drink whatever I have, and I've never had a problem

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    I swear I just replied to this?

    I drank lemonade for mine.

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    With the scans I have been told to drink a litre for I have just drunk 600ml in the car on the way to the scan place.

    I've never had a problem with my bladder not being full enough and they've been able to see everything they need to.

    I have my NT scan tomorrow and I've been instructed to drink 600ml of water in the 45 mins leading up to my scan and then a glass of juice in the 15 mins just prior to the scan. They told me the juice is to get bub moving.

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    I got told 1 litre of "water based fluid" so I had a big mug of peppermint tea and a powerade. It did the trick - a little too well! I was busting!

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    I was told anything apart from tea/coffee/soft drinks.


 

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