Question: How do I prepare for an 8 week ultrasound?

Do you need a full bladder for 8 week ultrasound?

Patient must often drink a liter of water one hour before the ultrasound is performed. In this case, the full bladder is necessary to evaluate the urinary bladder properly as the bladder volume will be measured during the scan.

Can you eat before your 8 week ultrasound?

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.

What should I wear to my 8 week 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.

Do you have to take your pants off for a pregnancy ultrasound?

You should wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove or partially remove. In some cases, you may need to disrobe or wear a gown, but often an ultrasound technician can easily access the area of the body that is being screened without your having to take off your clothes.

Do I need to shave before an ultrasound?

Increase your water intake beginning the day before your ultrasound. You may empty your bladder and leave a urine specimen prior to your appointment. Usually, the ultrasound is performed vaginally, it is not necessary to shave.

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