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    I have my first u/s on June 6.

    First, I've never made it far enough to have an u/s before. I'm a little in a panic as I don't know how it will go or the process (I have anxiety issues about unfamiliar things). I do know the u/s tech can't say anything...but will they show me anything? I think it's like other u/s at the fertility clinic where I go in, get the u/s done, then go back to the waiting room and then a short while later the nurse calls me back to talk about the results... at least I think that's what will happen?

    My fear right now is that baby will not have grown/stopped growing/no heart beat. I'm on hormones (prometrium) that I'm pretty sure would prevent any bleeding or miscarriage so I would have no idea if anything was wrong except via u/s.

    I guess I'm worried as my symptoms aren't as bad as I always imagined they would be. So that is making me paranoid.
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    I know the fear... Most us tech will let you see the screen, mine have always been able to point out fact things (here's the sac...). When I had my miscarriage I knew enough to know something on the screen was off. I said so and she said sort of nodded and said it might just be too early.

    I don't see my doc (well one of the docs in his office) until June 12... I'm freaking out too... Lets freak out together!

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    At the early u/s I had with DD2, I could see the screen as the tech got the measurements she needed, and like PP said, she told me what was on the screen (sac, etc), and then near the end of the scan, my OB came in to look for herself, and explained more of what we were seeing and looking for.

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    Also, don't let severity of symptoms throw you off! It is different from person to person, and even from pregnancy to pregnancy, and week to week within each pregnancy..

    M/c #1 I had zero symptoms whatsoever and lost it at about 8w. M/c #2 I was sick as a dog from before I got the BFP and lost it at 5w. (And my healthy pregnancies have varied, too!)

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    Thanks girls.

    At my fertility clinic, where my first scan is, the u/s machines are turned away so that we can't see anything and the u/s techs don't talk during the procedure. There are signs up everywhere saying that the techs aren't allowed to say anything during the scan. That's why I'm thinking I will just be there, do the scan, then wait to talk to the nurse.

    I guess I just need to wait. I wish I could fast forward to next Thursday morning!
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    I'm with ya on the fast forwarding (if we can wait til tomorrow afternoon)...

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    I understand the anxiety.
    I hope it goes well for you and that the nurse doesn't keep you waiting too long. With mine there's always a screen I can see and the tech (always the same one) does tell me things, especially if I ask. It must be so hard to wait while they do the scan!
    I get severe m/s which usually kicks in right around 6w. Before that it's mostly just exhaustion. No/little m/s is pretty normal.

    btw, my early u/s have always been abdominal and then a vaginal one to get another view, so be ready for either or both.
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    Yeah, they already warned me that it will be both. So come with a full bladder (and they also said to eat a good lunch first too?)
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    honestly, I have never gone in with a very full bladder and they've never had trouble seeing. I say drink some water a little before going and then don't pee, but don't stuff yourself. Not sure about the good lunch. maybe to make baby move, but they're so small that early I can't see it doing much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raingirl28 View Post
    Thanks girls.

    At my fertility clinic, where my first scan is, the u/s machines are turned away so that we can't see anything and the u/s techs don't talk during the procedure. There are signs up everywhere saying that the techs aren't allowed to say anything during the scan. That's why I'm thinking I will just be there, do the scan, then wait to talk to the nurse.

    I guess I just need to wait. I wish I could fast forward to next Thursday morning!
    That would drive me crazy! Even if I expected everything to be normal, not being able to see the screen would have me staring at the tech's face trying to interpret every little change in facial expression, and I'd be imagining the worst. Wonder why they do it that way. Liability, maybe? Don't want anyone to get false info?

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