' And, as I say, 'Well, because you sent us a, the date through to come, you know.
We're meant to be, you know, you're meant to, dating scan between 10 and 12 weeks. And our midwife spoke to someone in the ultrasonography department, and they said that they wanted us, because of our past history, because we had an anencephaly baby, you wanted to scan us at 10 weeks just to, so that it gave you more time to prepare to then do another scan at 16 weeks, which is the original plan'. ' I said, 'All I want you to do is to tell me if my baby is healthy and normal'.
I went in to see if I had an ectopic pregnancy because of side pain and come to find out there wee 2 sacs.
The heartbeats didn't show up until the following week!
' And it was like, 'Well, what do you mean, why have we come this early?
' And she said, 'Well, why have you come this early?
A first trimester scan is an important assessment tool when you are expecting twins, because this can be the easiest time to identify exactly what type of multiples you are carrying, and how their amniotic membranes are set up (chorionicity), since this can have major consequences later in pregnancy.
The senior member of staff walked in, didn't ask us any questions, how far along we were, any kind of past history, or anything like this, didn't even look at the notes, put the scanner on and kind of after scanning around for a bit, took the scanner off and started saying, 'Well, why have you come this early?And she said, 'Oh, well, I can't make out the baby. And she then turned on me and said, 'I can't do that'. And she said, 'I can't tell you if your baby has anencephaly'.You're going to have to go and - we're going to have to do an internal scan'. And she turned on me as well and said that, 'Did I . And I said, 'You can, you can tell me if my baby is in the right place or it's, you know, you know . I said, 'I know you can't tell me if my baby has got anencephaly. I said, 'I understand about the whole situation with anencephaly, and that, you know, I'm not stupid, I do understand about anencephaly and when you can scan for it and all of this'.And I wasn't expecting them to tell me if my baby had anencephaly until 16 weeks anyway.And she started getting quite aggressive towards me and kind of in her, the way she was talking to me, and I kind of got a bit upset about this and said, 'Look, you know, I want you to do an internal scan, and if you can't see the baby properly I'm happy for you to do that. And my mum wasn't actually in the room at the time because you, they only, the hospital only allow you to have one person in the room with you at the time.