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by chantal21, Mar 24, 2009
I go for my first u/s tomorrow which I am so excited about!! I will be just about 12 weeks. Well, I called the office, but they just closed and my appt. is first thing tomorrow morning. I know I have to have a full bladder and I am not sure how much I am suppose to drink and how long before my appt. I should drink it. Anyone have any ideas? I had to do this with my son, and I can't remember. Thanks for any help!! =)
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by roke, Mar 24, 2009
Drink about 2 cups of water about an hour before you have your appointment.  
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by Sasha80, Mar 24, 2009
They usually say start drinking water 2 hours prior to the appointment.  Total consumption before appointment should be 4 glasses.   I had 2 glasses within 45 min (while driving to appointment) and I was hurting.  Had to pee really bad by the time I got to my appointment.
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by pookie1121, Mar 24, 2009
That is so funny.  When I arrive at doctors office, I first have to pee in the cup, give blood and then I see my doctor who does U/S.  I live in Germany and have never ever have I been told to have a full bladder for the U/S but in the US for some reason that is standard!  
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by Dani711, Mar 24, 2009
I didn't have to have a full bladder for any of my u/s.  I am 22 weeks and have had four already.  I think my bladder is always full anyway anymore!  Good luck on your appt though!
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by JoyRenee, Mar 24, 2009
An hour before your appointment you should drink 32 ounces of water within 15 minutes. I drank about half of that because I just couldn't get anymore water down in the time alloted and my bladder was REALLY full. So get down as much as you can!
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by spade22, Mar 24, 2009
I cant remember how much I was told to drink but I can tell you that I couldnt keep it in and had to pee 10 min before the US! My US was delayed by 1.5 h too and I couldnt imagine holding on for that long!  Didnt seem to make a difference but I was told that it helps w/ resolution with the early-on US's.
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by chantal21, Mar 24, 2009
Thank you ladies!! I guess I will start about an hour before my appt. I remember with my son, my bladder was about to burst as I was laying there having the u/s! I hope it's not too bad this time! lol. I have been having a problem drinking just water and that much would be torture..but I will do my best! Thanks again and I will update you all tomorrow afternoon! =)
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by Jay730, Mar 24, 2009
I went to get my ultralsound done yesterday and on the piece of paper that they gave me when i made the appointment i was told to drink four glasses of water an hour before the appointment. Hope this helps you and good luck!
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by chantal21, Mar 24, 2009
Thanks Jay! Now that I think of it..I am pretty sure that is what I did when I was pregnant with my son. I will drink an hour before and hope I don't burst. haha