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1 year ago

Scan day

Had my scan today- it was awful. Rude sonographer,awkward baby. Feeling emotional & not in a good way! Im dated at 11+6 weeks,does anyone have any guess on gender to cheer me up?! X
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1 year ago

As a sonographer, I'm truly sorry to anyone who has had a bad experience. There are times when we aren't allowed to tell information, which I find very frustrating, since I know how it is to be a patient. You want immediate answers. There are limitations with technology too, which is frustrating for us because we don't get to choose the quality of machine we're forced to use by our employer. Sometimes baby is extremely mobile and we can't get the best images for you and they turn out blurry. Hopefully your next scan is better. It's difficult to tell gender before 14 weeks because their parts are just so small. By 20 weeks, they should be able to see, if baby cooperates.

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1 year ago

It's hit or miss really. I can understand her not wanting to hurt you and stopping to ask if she can continue. That's actually extremely respectful of her. At 11wks, she could have done a transvaginal exam and likely gotten better images of baby without the excessive pushing being done on you. This has to be ordered by the doctor though. We can't just do what we feel is best. And again, I'm sorry her bedside manner left a lot to be desired. Some people don't like doing OB, but its my favorite.

1 year ago

All of my other scans with my girls were okay,it was just her whole attitude really she was so short, she said the baby wasn't cooperative but she just was so clearly annoyed with trying,I've had sections before & she obviously was pushing hard,which I know she had to do for a better picture so of course didn't say a word, she asked if I was okay cos at one point it made me wince,i said its fine it's just one part of my scar was hurting its okay. She completely stopped & was like well I can't continue unless you give me consent it needs to be done. I said i know i said its fine it just hurt a second. That just seemed so unnecessary cos I hadn't complained at all lol. Are scanning machines at private clinics generally better quality? Or not necessarily? Xx

1 year ago

I had the same problem, not with the sonographer, but the person who did my bloods for the antenatal screening. The first thing she said to me was “I can tell your a first time mum” as if I looked like I didn’t know what I was doing, made me feel so upset I Came out crying! Xx

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1 year ago

Aww I had the same thing when i had my first,we're already emotional as it is without these little comments lol xx

1 year ago

You're not gonna get gender at 11 weeks. The soonest I've seen on sonogram is 14, sorry love

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1 year ago

Ahh i know,i was thinking along the lines of theories people have,you know like the skull theory & stuff. But even a girl guess has cheered me up cos I'd love another girl aha xx

1 year ago

But if you're just wanting a guess my guess is girl ^-^ I hope you have a better experience next time love

1 year ago

I had the same experience at that hospital. It was my 12 week scan, the screen had broken so I couldn’t see anything throughout and my partner wasn’t allowed in. Picture came out rubbish and the woman was very rude. Don’t be disheartened, my 20 week scan was a lot better with a different lady😊

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1 year ago

Awww bless ya,it's not nice is it! My partner was allowed in luckily but he bloody hogged the extra screen lol. That's exactly what it was,disheartening. We lost a baby together & so this is our first one together,it just wasn't how i wished it would be x

1 year ago

I had this at what my midwife predicted for me to be at 12 weeks, for the sonographer to rush through everything, when she flagged the heartbeat I said “where? Can you go back please?” To be answered with “well how far along do you think you are? Because you’re only 11 weeks + 1 day by the size of the baby here”. I went back 2 weeks later and completely different atmosphere and different sonographers who spent a good 20 mins checking everything and let us have time with baby

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1 year ago

Aww,that's exactly the kind of thing that upsets us! I'll hope for a better one next time xx

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