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    Private care - ultrasounds?

    For those who are going the Private route, how many ultrasounds do you usually get? Do you get ultrasounds at each visit?

    I received ultrasounds at every visit up to my 20 week visit. I have not had an ultrasound for about 12 weeks and am due for one next week. I am just wondering if this is normal for private doctors in HK?

    Thanks.

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    I had ultrasounds every two weeks until 12 weeks; and then from 12 weeks had one at every visit, i.e. every month, until 20 something weeks; then went to two weeks again with ultrasound at every visit; then at 30 something weeks was every week with ultrasound at every visit.

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    Thanks for the reply Rebecca. I wonder why my doctor has gone so long without doing an ultrasound - I have to pay for all of them anyway, but I dont know why we have gone 3 months without one. :( At all my appointments for the past 3 months, she feels the tummy, listens to the heartbeat and then that is it.

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    I think you can ask the Dr for ultrasound Jaetee as some other mothers feel that they are being ripped off if they have u/s at every visit when it is not really necessary (in many Dr's opinion). On the bright side, if you Dr doesn't feel you need the u/s, that means your baby is doing well!!

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    Thanks Bubbly - so does the "listen to heartbeat and feel the tummy" route sound normal for 20-30 week exams if everything seems okay?

    Thanks again.

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    yep...that's all you get in public system.

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    bump please.

    (thank you so much)
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    I felt opposite to Jaetee - I was really concerned that I was getting an ultrasound every visit! My GP back in Canada did ot have a single ultrasound during her 3 pregnancies so I was perturbed that I was getting so many here in HK. However, despite my reservations, I started to look forward to them as it's really amazing to see the development every month, etc. I really do hope that there are no side effects!

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