To Tara Any Advice

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rb - April 6

hey tara - i know you're from van, and wanted to know when you got your first u/s... i've heard various stories but it seems us bc'ers -esp. lower mainland get it quite late... do you remember when you got your first one? thank-you!! - i've been going nuts cuz i don't think i get mine till 18 weeks or so- which is kinda bugging me... thank-you!!!

 

tara - April 6

Hi, I got mine at 19 weeks! It is late, but since we only get one that's why they have it towards the middle of the pregnancy. If your Dr. thinks you have a high risk pregnancy then they send you in for more u/s. Oh, and the other thing is that they won't tell you the s_x of the baby until the 24th week...so if you want to know the s_x you'll end up paying for that u/s. Every time I went to the Dr. she used the Doppler to listen to the heart beat which was my favorite part of the visit - it rea__sured and calmed me. Does your Dr. have one? How far along are you again?

 

Jennifer - April 6

Hi girls.. I just wanted to let you know that I live in New Brunswick and it is the same here, they don't do one until you are between 16-20 weeks. They will tell you the s_x though. It is really hard waiting until then, but I agree with Tara, hearing the heartbeat at the Doctor is really rea__suring. Just wanted to let you know that you are not the only one. It sucks!!!

 

tara - April 6

Hi Jennifer, I don't want to know the s_x so it turned out okay for us. But I feel so bad for those that do want to know and are not given the choice here. Have you heard of the 3D ultrasounds? I want to know find out more about it but becuase it's new I havn't ran into anyone who has done them.

 

Jennifer - April 6

I haven't heard of any place in New Brunswick that does the 3D Ultrasound. My husband and I also decided not to find out the s_x, but we could have if we wanted to. I am lucky in a way, they found a cyst on my baby's liver, which they said is nothing to worry about, but because it is there, I get to go for an ultrasound every 5 weeks.

 

tara - April 6

My baby was sleeping when we went for the ultrasound :( on top of that his/her back was towards my belly so we only got pictures of the back side and one really cute one of the feet; you can count the toes in that one and it's so adorable! When did they find the cyst? I have heard that sometimes these things tend to disapear on their own after a time. How far along are you? I'm at 22 weeks today. Are you feeling a lot of movement? are you able to feel it from the out side at all?

 

rb - April 6

hey tara and jennifer - thank you!!! i felt so frustrated but i guess it's standard procedure... tara - do you know if they tell you the s_x throughout the province or if there are some cities that don't... reason i'm asking is that my gf had both kids at Langley and they make it policy not to tell... also, i don't think white rock does, which is where i'm going... also, some cities won't tell women dependent on what race they are... it's so weird. anyhow, thanks for making me feel better about this... how much do you think a u/s is if you want to get one and have to pay.. like a grand? i think i am getting the heartbeat check at my next visit (next friday) - so that'll make me feel good... i'm 12 weeks along i think... i am due Oct 18, lmp was jan 11, so i think i'm in my 12th... but some sites tell me 13... who knows!

 

tara - April 6

yeah - they are all off by a week or so but once you have the u/s they will confirm the due date which will be more accurate. I think throughout the lower mainland it's procedure not to tell until the 24th week; it use to be certain races but now it's everyone! I only know of one place in Vancouver on 41st and Fraser that may tell you at 20 weeks. But I have only heard that through a friend and I don't know if it's true or not. A second u/s I'm sure it's not more than $100. But if you go for the 3D one which I have only heard is offered at Lions Gate in North vancouver is about $200 or so. The 3D pics I have seen on the internet are very cool, but as I said before I don't really know anyone who has done it. I tool a tape recorder in to the Docs once to record the heartbeat - I was a bot embarrased at first but she said it's a great idea...I'm going to keep it so when my baby is here I can let him/her listen to what it sounded like when in mommy's tummy. :o)

 

rb - April 6

i think i'll look into that 3d one then... if it's that cheap then i might as well... just trying a little fiscal restraint right now as we finally found a house, and well, you must know how crazy the prices are right now in the l.m. - it's worth it tho... still haven't decided for sure if i want to know the s_x of the baby - we're not big surprise people though - we're more planners so i guess we'll decide at a later date... for now, i will wait patiently until my first u/s to make sure baby's doin alright! how have you been feeling? 22 weeks sounds like a nice place to be! - i'm just getting rid of the nausea and getting more energy so it's a major relief!

 

tara - April 6

congradulations on the house! We started looking for a short time then changed our mind about selling our place and moving. I love our apartment and I think we can stay here for another year 'till our baby starts crawling and walking. Are you staying in Whiterock? It's easy to prepare for the baby if you know the s_x and I always thought i would for sure want to find out. But now I think it'll be more exciting in the delivery room to hear the Dr. say it then! On the other hand it's hard to shop, set up the room, and we have to pick 2 sets of names and the list goes on, plus everyone keeps asking me if I know the s_x and that I should find out. I also think it's fun playing the guessing game within my family - everyone has thier own ideas and there are tons of 'tricks' out there that they say works on predicting the s_x...I think it's all fun to do :o)

 

marykate - April 7

I live in ireland and dont have u/s until im 17 weeks even though my doc wrote a letter looking for an early appointment cause my last pregnancy was twins and at my first check I was 6 wks pregnant and I was measuring 12/13wks. Am now 12weeks another 5 to wait.

 

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