First ultrasound not until 18 weeks?!?!?!
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|Mon, 08-06-2012 - 11:51am|
So I had my head to toe the the other day, and asked when the first ultrasound would be. Most people I know had one done within the first trimester, even if they weren't high risk and knew their dates. Well she said typically it is not done until 18 weeks!! This is crazy to me! I am 9 weeks along as of today and I can't fathom waiting more than another two months!! I think that is absolutely ridiculous. I don't just want one so I can simply see the baby, I want reassurance that everything is coming along as it should. How is it even morally right to wait until 5 months in for the mother to know that everything is fine or not? At that point if there was something seriously wrong, abnormalities etc, that doesn't leave the parents much option as what to do, who would want to terminate that far along?? I always said I am pro-choice, and I still am, however if I found out something was seriosuly wrong with my baby that far along there is no way I could terminate. I just don't understand. She said they would only do one earlier if we weren't sure of my dates or there was a medical reason. Well I am 4'9 and only 82lbs. To me thats enough of a medical reason as all doctors I've spoken to about being pregnant said they would have to really monitor the size of the baby. How can I recieve one sooner? There is no way Iam waiting another 9 weeks. Absolutely absurd!