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I had my pregnancy confirmed by my GP late last week. I had lots of spotting and bleeding during my first pregnancy and managed to get a few early scans. I asked my GP if there was any chance of an early scan on the NHS to put my mind at rest. Unless I start bleeding then there is no chance :cry: (obvious really considering all the redundancies etc in the NHS) Last time it really put my mind at rest when I saw Oliver's heart beating.
I have just booked a viability and dating scan at a private clinic and we are going a week on Tuesday. Its costing us £95 but DH has said that he would pay double if it gives me piece of mind. I am on constant knicker patrol :oops: :tongue:
I think all women should be offered a "reassurance" scan by the NHS - although I know it's completely impractical from an NHS point of view.
I mc'ed this time last year and when I was first pregnant with Josie, I went to the GP and asked for a reassurance scan - she agreed that I should have one (as it was really upsetting me to wait til 14 weeks) but was unable to arrange one as I'd had no bleeding, despite a previous history of m/c.
I arranged a private scan and it was fab, totally put my mind at rest that there was a heartbeat. As luck would have it though I bled the next day :rolleyes: and the MW slotted me in for an NHS scan - when the midwife at the hospital said that they would happily do reassurance scans - just the "powers that be" (ie the purse holders) wouldn't allow it.
Enjoy your scan PL :smile:
I asked for an early scan as I have had 3 m/c's ... was told I couldnt have one, but as fate would have it I started bleeding (At 6.5 weeks) and got the scan - But the stress prior to the bleed, was horrific. And had I had to wait until the 1st official scan at 13 weeks, I would have been out of my mind. Would definately have paid to go private.
Have since had 2 private scans, 1 to tell the gender, and another to get some fabulous 4d pics :grin:
Can't believe that tonight I am finally going into hospital to meet my long awaited baby !!!!
Good luck Nat - hope all goes well and look forward to seeing pics of bubs
I too think ALL women should get a reassurance scan, especially those who have had a m/c no matter how many they've had or how long ago they happened.
When i was pg with Lu i only got 1 scan and that was at 15+2 those 1st weeks NOT KNOWING were awful and i was worried sick that it had two heads or something.
Then as the pregnancy progressed and others were having their 20 wk scans i was scared there was something wrong with bubs. I asked the mw if i could have another scan because i was concerned that something could be wrong that couldn't have been picked up at the earlier scan and she just said it wasn't allowed unless there was an OBVIOUS problem :(
I was almost referred for a sizing scan at 34 wks because i was measuring almost 4 wks ahead for my dates but the MW said she wasn't concerned and just predicted a large baby for me (8lb and considering i'm only 5 ft and petite framed that WOULD have been huge for me) but when Lucy turned up right on time she was 6lb 3oz :nuts:
Good Luck for your scan, i'm sure everythings ok, and i hope that it puts your mind at rest until your 12 wk scan!
I think that all women should get a scan for reasuurance
I was lucky as i had many when pregnant with my 2nd i had one at
5, 8, 12, 16, 22, 28, 32, 36 weeks
We paid for a 12 week scan with Olivia, I wasn't prepared to wait until 20 weeks! I don't think it's fair to ask women to wait until 20 weeks before they get reassurance.
Won't be waiting this time either :wink:
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