I'm booked in to have my 20 week scan in 2 weeks. Thing is I've been told to do the whole drink 1 litre water 1 hour before and this is a 1 hour min. Scan!
I have the worlds smallest bladder and baby loves to sit on it causing discomfort and me to pee non stop even when not much there!
My last pregnancy I had to have a full bladder for the early scans but not the 20 week and everyone else I've spoken to have said they didn't have to have a full bladder for the 20 week scan?!
I'm actually getting quite anxious over it and even having nightmares!
What have you been told?
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06-05-2013 18:21 #1Senior Member
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20 week scans- full bladder or not??
06-05-2013 18:24 #2
I was always told to drink a glass of water 20 min before my appointment. Last pregnancy the sonographer was running last so they let me empty my bladder and just have another glass of water. I think by 20 weeks your uterus is big enough to see everything necessary.
06-05-2013 18:25 #3
I was told I don't need a full bladder for my 12 wk scan so id be very surprised to be told I need one for 20 wks.
06-05-2013 18:31 #4Senior Member
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The place I'm going to said to just drink as normal and not pee within half an hour of the scan.
06-05-2013 18:36 #5
Yes I was told to have a full bladder. During the scan I was asked to go to the toilet to do a wee to try and get bub into a better position. And if you get to uncomfortable they will let you go to the toilet. My sonographers have usually commented on how full my bladder was and have let me go to the toilet asap
06-05-2013 18:43 #6
I was told 1 glass of water before hand. As pp mentioned, by 20 weeks they don't usually need your bladder to 'prop your uterus up' to get a good scan. They had no probs getting good views during mine.
06-05-2013 18:45 #7
Two tall glasses of water I was told
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06-05-2013 18:49 #8Senior Member
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I was told 500ml for 12 week scan and 250ml for 20 week scan. Good luck
06-05-2013 19:02 #9
I had mine today. Had 750ml which was not enough. I was told at leadt 500ml but to have what you can hold comfortably
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