U/s during CVS and s/r?

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  • Started by tefehamantouchi ago.
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  1. In a little over a week I'll be going to NY to meet with Dr. Stone for CVS and s/r (3 to 2). Was hoping that one of the three would "resolve" on its own, but so far all three are same size and on target for gestational age. Trying hard at this point to not bond, and luckily at the last u/s the embryos looked like alien larvae. Am a little worried about the u/s at CVS and s/r (weeks 11 and 12). Was planning on not looking at the screen during reduction, but am ambivalent about the CVS. Don't want to freak myself out...but I do tend to want to know what's going on with my medical treatment. Just wondering how other folks dealt with it? Thanks.

  2. You can ask the MFM to turn the u/s screen off at any time - or to turn the screen away from you so you don't have to see anything. They can explain what they are doing to you without you having to watch.... I know my MFM was very sensitive to this and always asked if I wanted the screen on or off before looking at anything.

  3. I don't think they can turn the screen off as the dr needs to see the image during the procedures. You can certainly ask them to turn it so you can't see it, but for other reasons (discomfort, squeamishness) I don't think you're going to want to be looking anywhere over in that direction during either procedure. I had my head turned away the whole time. I would say bring someone and hold their hand and have them talk to you and distract you during the procedure, esp b/c they will be going in multiple times. I saw Stone as well - she was great. Best of luck.

  4. In the practice I went to - the doctor had a screen on the sonogram machine and then they a TV on the wall for the patient to watch - that is the screen I was referring to. Obviously, someone needs to be looking at the sonogram.

  5. In the practice I went to - the doctor had a screen on the sonogram machine and then they a TV on the wall for the patient to watch - that is the screen I was referring to. Obviously, someone needs to be looking at the sonogram.Oops, yeah, that makes sense - I was wondering about how you could possibly have said that in your post - duh me, lol! Guess I'm not totally awake today!

    In any case, at Dr. Stone's office I'm thinking now that there must have been another screen/tv somewhere in the room but they didn't have it on so it didn't even register w/me. And I just remembered that I did actually watch the sonogram screen at first b/c they wanted to measure the nuchal folds before doing the CVS. Sh*t, I had blocked that out until now. Wish I hadn't remembered (one of the twins had down's and that's why I reduced).

  6. Thanks for your replies.

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