Question: What should I wear to my 12 week scan?

Wear suitable clothing. Wear loose fitting clothes for easy access and to limit the spread of the gel. A top that can easily be lifted whilst maintaining your modesty, plus a skirt or trousers that can be rolled or pushed down at the waistband are best. The gel will wash off easily too.

What do you wear to a baby scan?

In order to prepare for this type of pregnancy scan you should: Wear clothes that are easy to remove from your lower half or a loose skirt/dress that you can lift up. Empty your bladder just before the appointment in order to ensure the clearest pictures.

What is the best thing to wear to an ultrasound?

The most important thing is to be relax when you pass this exam. Therefore, try to wear loose clothing, especially on the upper part, so that it is easier to perform the ultrasound. At the bottom, you can choose to wear a leggings or skirt that is easy to fit while on the stretcher. Relax and enjoy the moment.

Do you get to hear the heartbeat at 12 week scan?

The sonographers will have the ultrasound screen angled so they can examine your baby carefully during the scan (NHS, 2017). But they might be able to turn the screen to show you the moving pictures. You and anyone else with you might be able to hear the heartbeat, as well as the whoosh of the blood flow to your baby.

Can I eat before 12 week scan?

Empty your bladder 90 minutes before exam time, then consume one 8-ounce glasses of fluid (water, milk, coffee, etc.) about an hour before exam time. We recommend a two-piece outfit so we can access your abdomen without you removing your clothing. You may eat normally prior to having a fetal ultrasound.

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