I found out I was pregnant when I was about 5 weeks. I called and scheduled an appointment and saw a nurse at 8 weeks to do bloodwork and confirm the pregnancy. They scheduled me 3 weeks later with the doctor. I was almost 13 weeks at this time. I saw the doctor, she did a PAP, listened for a heartbeat, checked my uterus, said things were good, told me to gain 30lbs, said we would do an ultrasound in 6 weeks and sent me on my way. Is this normal? How come everyone seems to be getting ultrasounds and pics of their baby so young and I have to wait until 18 (almost 19) weeks? This is my first and I was so excited just to see my baby. I know it's probably petty but I just want to see what's growing inside me.
I was 17 weeks my first ultrasound, so you aren't too far off. At least you'll more than likely be able to find out the gender at that point. Some people that get their u/s early don't get another one until 20something weeks and don't find out the gender until then. I know it sucks to wait though.
To that's odd, but all doctors are different. Both O.B's I have been to do an early u/s to determine an accurate dd. Maybe you insurance only covers one? It's not hurting anything not to have one though. Some opt out completely. If you want one just ask. You may have to pay out of pocket however.
In all three of my pregnancies i had an u/s at 8 weeks because my lmp is unreliable. I skip some months or have two a month so we have no idea when i ovulate. I had another when i was about 14 weeks because they couldnt find a heartbeat with the regular monitor. And i had another at 20 weeks for the gender. For my other two i just had the two scans, original one and gender one.
It's normal. Most drs only do 1 or 2 u/s. one at about 20 wks to do anatomy scan. If they have concerns they do a second. If you have spotting or bleeding early on they may do u/s to check everything. They may do one early if you don't know you lmp. If you are high risk they may do more. Also they go based on what your insurance pays for. Most insurances & medical cards only pay for 2. After that you have to have it preapproved.
My ob only does 1 at 20 wks. I had an early u/s due to bleeding.