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When should the 1st scan be?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by jenni34, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. jenni34

    jenni34 Type 1 · Member

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    I'm type 1 currently 9 weeks and had my booking appointment today with midwife and saw my diabetic team 2 weeks ago .

    I've read that I should have a scan before 12 weeks but have been given conflicting information regarding this from my midwife and the DSN.

    Can anyone tell me what is standard for a type 1.
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    I had one at 9 weeks. No idea if that is the standard
     
  3. jade88

    jade88 · Well-Known Member

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    It varies from hospital to hospital I didn’t have one until 12 weeks with both mine.
     
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    stereotypeone86 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey Jenni34,

    I’m also Type 1 and currently 12weeks pregnant.I found out I was pregnant at 4.5weeks but still had to wait until 12 weeks pregnant to have my 1st scan.The wait was torture as I was worrying more because I’ve had a lot of hypos but thankfully baby is healthy so far.I think the standard procedure is for Diabetics to wait for our dating scan (8-14weeks) just like non-Diabetics unless you’ve had pain,cramps or bleeding.Hope that helps and congratulations!
     
  5. pawprints

    pawprints Type 1 · Member

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    Hi I had my first scan at 8/9 weeks to make sure baby was in the right place. I don't know if it varies from town to town. I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant and have had 5 scans so far.

    Emma
     
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