Jump to content

20 Week Ultrasound


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 MrsKrock

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

Hi, I'm overweight, (5"8, weighing 130kgs, 15 weeks pregnant) I have lost nearly 20kgs due to lapband surgery in June. Getting pregnant wasn't on the cards for this year but you know, things happen.

I'm worried when I go for my 20 week scan, that they won't be able to see the baby properly.. I've read overweight people have problems with their ultrasounds, so far I've had internal ultrasounds but they say at 20 weeks you can't see all the baby so you don't have the internal ultrasound.

Any advice?

Thanks

#2 librablonde

Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:08 AM

You'll be totally fine. They'll probably start with an external (on the lower tummy) u/s and then also do an internal (giant dildo cam) u/s. I had the same weight issues as you, OP, and my baby could be seen easily via internal u/s from 5 weeks, and easily via external u/s from 12 weeks. Congrat's on your pregnancy original.gif

#3 MrsKrock

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:17 AM

Thanks librablonde, you've made me feel a lot better about it all.

I've been so nervous that when I go for my 20 week scan I won't get a scan done, but I feel there is now hope! Cheers

#4 Shadowess

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

With both my girls, I found they could see almost everything at 20 weeks, but I had to go back around 23-24 weeks so they could get a better look at the heart and nose. The reports always said this was due to the "maternal habitat", which is a nice way of saying they could see through all my fat. Annoying, but just one of those things, I guess.

Good luck!



#5 Fright bat

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (Shadowess @ 04/12/2012, 02:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The reports always said this was due to the "maternal habitat", which is a nice way of saying they could see through all my fat. Annoying, but just one of those things, I guess.

Good luck!


Sure they didn't say 'maternal habitus' - unless you live underwater, or in the Amazon, or somewhere else they couldn't wheel an ultrasound machine to?

#6 Shadowess

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:42 PM

Oh yeah, well  sciencey words were never my forte... original.gif



#7 MrsKrock

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Thanks Ladies, makes me feel much better... I've also spoken to my OB and he's pretty sure we'll get nice clear pictures original.gif fingers crossed!

#8 smilinggirl

Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

I also got clear pictures at my one so please don't worry about it




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
  • ek-comp-springfree

    Win a Springfree Trampoline!

    Click now for your chance to WIN a Springfree Trampoline (R54 Compact Round) plus Australia-wide delivery ? valued up to $1774!

  • <i></i>

    How dogs could make children better readers

    Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.

  • <i></i>

    Mum's warning about 'creeps' on popular teen app

    Just when you thought it was totally safe to let your kids on social media (just kidding, nobody really thinks that), here comes another warning of ways creeps will try to contact our kids.

  • <i></i>

    Let preschoolers invent their own spelling, experts say

    Find out how to help your child in the light of the new findings.

  • <p>

    Do your kids get too many presents? There's an app for that

    Three out of four Australians believe they are overspending on their kids by hundreds of dollars each month. And then there's the gifts.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Viewed Articles

 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.