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When should you get your first ultrasound in pregnancy?

Is there any formal recommendation for this?  Doctors seem to do it at different times.  I had my first ultrasound at 20 weeks!  I hear of girls with no complications at all routinely getting them at 8, 12, 16 and so on weeks.  Is this a waste of money? Or is it worthwhile medically speaking to get 2 to 6 ultrasounds during pregnancy?
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689265 tn?1251130087
I have to have them very early on but that’s because I’ve had an ectopic
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Oh, well of course.  That makes perfect sense.  When did they catch your ectopic?  How far along were you?
689265 tn?1251130087
I just knewstraight away what was wrong. Wasted a week arguing with them that I was pregnant as they were only doing theirstandard urine tests and should’ve been blood as hcg is lower. And then another week arguing that it was ectopic so was 7 weeks and ruptured during surgery. If they’d listened to me in the first place medication might’ve done
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I think it depends on where you live, and how your pregnancy is going. I'm in Canada, and usually, if all is fine, you will only get your anatomy scan, possible a dating scan as well. With both of my pregnancies, I had more than one because I was measuring large, had high BP, and my second one was showing a calcification near his stomach (everything ended up being fine).
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