Is it true if you drink somethin sweet like juice beforehand baby will jump around more??
Do I need to be peeing myself when I go in on Monday?I hated that bit at my early scan
Don't know about baby jumping around more if you drink juice - I've only ever found my baby jumps around if I drink too much lucosade lol!
As for 20 week scan, because the baby is a little bigger than the early scan you don't need to be at the peeing-yourself stage but your bladder should still be comfortably full (if thats do-able!)...at my 20 wk scan they sent me out to drink more as I'd only drunk a little bit.
Best of luck and enjoy!
you don't need to have a very full bladder for a scan at this stage. I have heard that drinking things like lucozade or such will make the baby move more... but I don't know how true it is, or how helpful it would be when the sonographer is trying to do measurements!
there will be plenty of water arond the baby at this stage, u wont need to drink loads
I had a scan last week, had just gone to the loo when I was called in. You could see everything perfectly. Enjoy it, its great when you don't have to concentrate on not wetting yourself .
Having your bladder full isn't about the baby's movements, it's about the scanner being able to get a better view through the liquid inside your bladder and into the womb. I had my scan at 18 weeks and was literally sitting cross-kneed by the time they called me in. Afterwards I ran for the nearest loo I could get to, but while the scan was actually going on I just forgot all about how bursting I was. If your bladder isn't full then there's a lot more 'interference' infront of the baby which makes getting the images harder to do. AFAIK.
Seems to be a bit conflicting advice there..cbtb,you're saying your bladder was actually empty and there was no prob,but like Mothernature says, I do know that the scanner gets a better view if your bladder's full...think I will drink a bit alright,but not to the point of bursting!
One more thing-do I bring a wee sample with me like at my first visit?
I think at 20 weeks it no longer applies as the baby is big enough to see properly without a full bladder. I had a big choc bar a while before going in and baby was jumping around! Felt guilty for giving her a sugar rush!!! I always found sweet drinks did this.