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  1. Ros Emely says

    Yes Chelsea, definitely the roughest trimester of pregnancy!

  2. Kelsey says

    This may seem like a silly question but this is my first pregnancy and I’m getting mixed answers on it everywhere I ask; is it normal to have morning sickness/heartburn some days and not others? Or for it to skip a day here and there?

  3. Ros Emely says

    Hey Kelsey! In my opinion and personal experience it is totally normal for you to have morning sickness/heartburn somedays and other days you feel totally fine.

  4. Natalie says

    For the sonogram/ultrasound, it is done between 6 weeks and 13w6d. Typically done at 10 weeks and 13w6d because you will detect the most abnormalities that way (and also if you want the cutest, most baby-resembling pictures of baby). If you go in for it between 6 weeks and 8 weeks, you’ll most likely just see a tiny line-like blob with a flicker that will not look like a baby whatsoever. You also typically don’t hear the heart beat at the first trimester ultrasound (the ultrasound energy is too high for a baby that small). It is not until about 14 weeks that most people will hear the heartbeat by ultrasound. This is not to be confused with the Doppler that the nurses and providers will do in the first trimester- that is a different kind of energy that is okay and will allow you to hear it. You should also be prepared for a transvaginal ultrasound in the 1st trimester. This will help see the baby a lot closer and in more detail- if you scan on top you will see nothing compared to this kind of ultrasound. It is the standard for 1st trimester ultrasounds that most people don’t expect (for weeks 5-11). It doesn’t hurt at all, and it is nothing to be scared about- just a routine thing.

    An ultrasound tech

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