1.5 hrs prior to your examination empty your bladder.
Immediately drink 1L of water, this should be finished within half an hour. For some CT abdominal examinations you are required to fast for 4 hours and make sure you are well hydrated.
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) and you get a (rather blurry, black-and-white) picture to take home with you.
"I had my 1st scan today," says Jodig in a post on our Chat forum, "and I cannot believe how long my baby's legs are!
In order to create a clear view of your baby, it’s worth drinking a pint of water an hour before the scan.‘This pushes the uterus into a better position so we can see the baby more easily,’ says Dean Meredith who is a Sonographer at The Portland Hospital, London.
But don’t overdo it – we all know how often you need to pee these days.
Your 12-week ultrasound scan is the 1st of the 2 routine pregnancy scans you're offered on the NHS.
It's officially known as the 'dating scan' because it's used to pinpoint your baby's due date. That's because it's likely to be the 1st time you 'see' your baby (whee!So in love, it's In other words, as squeak185 sums it up: "They will basically check that there is a heartbeat and that the baby is measuring the right size for how far along you think you are.They will also check that anatomically everything is where should be.There is generally no preparation required for general x-rays, this includes no need to make an appointment.We may sometimes ask you to change into a gown and remove all jewelery from the areas that we are imaging.You will get a hospital appointment with a sonographer for your scan.