+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    abiishu's Avatar
    abiishu is offline embrace your inner birthing goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    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!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Country WA
    Posts
    7,329
    Thanks
    4,087
    Thanked
    3,677
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I think any fluid would be ok, just water is better for you do that's what they would encourage being medical and all!

    So just drink whatever you can, or even just scull the water. I went off water too and that's what I ended up doing. Or have weak cordial or water with lemon?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,020
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked
    564
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Doesn't necessarily have to be water, you just need to have a full bladder. Have you tried flavored waters?

  4. #4
    Witwicky's Avatar
    Witwicky is offline A closed mouth gathers no foot.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    5,630
    Thanks
    4,446
    Thanked
    3,495
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by abiishu View Post
    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!
    I was told the liquid had to be clear...anyway, I drank lemonade for all scans. It was easier for me to drink.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,909
    Thanks
    217
    Thanked
    381
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I drank a Boost juice before mine!


    My little munchkin due May 2012! So to keep me busy till then, I'm learning how to use my iPhone.

  6. #6
    abiishu's Avatar
    abiishu is offline embrace your inner birthing goddess
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    784
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks ladies! I'll fill the bladder however I can - the problem now will be holding it


 

Similar Threads

  1. Drinking water - IVF
    By NAT256 in forum IVF
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-10-2012, 08:13
  2. How much cows milk and water should my 13month old be drinking?
    By Emclare in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 21-03-2012, 09:09
  3. Drinking water before a scan
    By abiishu in forum General Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 08:51

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Heinz Baby BasicsOur BPA Free range offers you a choice for every stage of your baby’s feeding development. You’ll love our ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›