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mommy pants Due September 11; 2 kids; Massachusetts 26 posts
10th Jul '13

If you're going to have the nt screening they need you to have a full bladder to measure certain things and once that is done they let you empty your bladder and continue with the other measurements needed. they had me drink 32oz of water within 2 hours of ultrasound........it was the longest 2 hours of my life..lol..was sure I was gonna explode!

roflcopterrr Arkansas 478 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting mommy pants:" If you're going to have the nt screening they need you to have a full bladder to measure certain things ... [snip!] ... 32oz of water within 2 hours of ultrasound........it was the longest 2 hours of my life..lol..was sure I was gonna explode!"


This :!:
Even when I go back for my 32 week scan, I'm still having to drink 8oz of water.
I didn't have to do any of that with DS1 but different doctors, different regulations.

Barbara Outten Due November 15; Waterville, Maine 480 posts
10th Jul '13

I had to have a full bladder for my 8 week ultra sound, my 20 week ultrasound, and any other ultra sound i get done, its just the way my ultrasound tech prefers it, though she usually makes me pee halfway through

ki's& baby boys momma Due August 9; Japan 2 posts
10th Jul '13

When i went for mine the paperwork said 32ozs of fluid an hour before your appointment

7 lucky charms Due February 28; 7 kids; Ireland 1935 posts
10th Jul '13

I was yold you only need a full bladder for the scans done under 16 weeks as it helps push your womb up so they can see better. after that they dont need you to drink much. im not a big drinker so im glad they do my scans after 16 weeks anyway.

mom of 2 boys and a girl 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Apple Valley, CA, United States 153 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Addy & Grace's Mom:" How much water do you need to drink before having an ultrasound? We are having our anatomy ultrasound done tomorrow and I lost all my paperwork."

I have always been told 32 oz. but could never drink that much so as long as your bladder is full your good