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Caffeine before the ultrasound??? Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
5th Jun '08

Okay ladies, I leave for what will probably be my last ultrasound before I have the baby in 35 minutes... I really have my heart set on finding out the sex, which, well at 24 weeks, should be pretty obvious, but Im so nervous that the baby is going to be still during the whole thing, or shut its legs (thanks Jackielynn, you jerk lol) or just be uncooperative.



Ive heard many ladies on here talk about drinking a soda or coffee or having a chocolate bar before the ultrasound to make sure the baby moves enough. What are your thoughts on this? Im also worried that if I do drink a coffee or soda, the baby might be too active... Ive probably only drank about 3 cans of soda the entirety of my pregnancy, and ate maybe one hersheys chocolate bar... Ahhh! Help! Quick!

Andi♥Gavin 1 child; Kentucky 1217 posts
5th Jun '08

I drank a coke before an ultrasound and it didn't help at all....however, ice cold oj did the trick the second time around. Just my experience.

happy ♥ mommy 2 kids; Olympia, Washington 2262 posts
5th Jun '08
Quoting PregnantRebel!:
Jen 182 3 kids; Texas 34174 posts
5th Jun '08

24 weeks was when i got to find out my baby's gender too! i didnt do anything special except told him he better not be shy and show me what the hell his gender was... lol. fortunately he was very active and showed us right off the bat. he was moving a lot so it was hard to get any good pictures of him tho. and he kept sticking his tongue out at us. it was cute. heehh

Michael's_Mommy [BOSM] 1 child; Ashland, New Hampshire 14664 posts
5th Jun '08

I just drank some cold water and had no problem finding out the sex.

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
5th Jun '08
Quoting Jynefir Dyan:
*BREE* Due January 18 (boy); 1 child; Maryland 4852 posts
5th Jun '08

ORANGE JUICE. drink orange juice.
you dont want her to move too much though, my baby kept floppin away from the camera :( i wanted to see her pretty lil face and she wouldnt show me lol.... everytime we got a quick shot she would turn away.

user banned 2 kids; Fort Bragg, North Carolina 472 posts
5th Jun '08

When I found out the sex I was 21 weeks and had a big Mt.dew before I went.Didnt have any problems finding it out.As u can tell from his little wee wee pic.lol.

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
5th Jun '08
Quoting SEXY BREE [4 weeks left]:
Zigeunerleben 2 kids; Washington 12801 posts
5th Jun '08

I drank pineapple orange banana juice, it has tons of sugar in it, so she was moving around but not so much that they couldn't measure anything.

Tracy♥KaraBear 1 child; Hilmar, California 1412 posts
5th Jun '08

my WOMB WITH A VIEW 3D sonogram place says on the directions to drink a cafinated beverage 8 oz of it unless TOLD STRICTLY not to by your dr. if he hasn't told you pesificaly not too, it should be fine! they also say to eat a small meal and drink the cafinated beverage (coffee, soda, or something else) right after that =) lol....good luck!

Blondie1978 Minnesota 113 posts
5th Jun '08

I drank 2 of those 100% Fruit Juice that Capri Sun makes...yeah well the ultrasound tech told me that she had never seen such an active baby...but we still found out we were having a boy... Good Luck!!

peanut-&-shell 1 child; Indiana 372 posts
5th Jun '08

i had a bunch of water like they tell u to, and then a few big gulps of mt. dew. im not normally a caffiene drinker, so that was enough to get her going. the tech said she was "very active" but it didnt look like she had trouble getting the measurements. and btw, there was no denying it was a girl. good luck.

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
5th Jun '08

AHH! Oh no! The baby is moving NOW... I hope it doesnt wear itself out!

Michimommy 1 child; Michigan 407 posts
5th Jun '08

It's the sugar in the drinks.

My ultrasound tech scolded me as I drink some of my husbands pepsi before we went and she said that it is harder to get measurements when they are moving all around like that. Granted however... she still got the measurements and I found out the sex of my baby!! ;)