I had my 12w u/s yesterday for down syndrome and the guy who was doing mine didn't even SHOW me the screen! I was just laying there waiting and waiting and then nothing! I never even thought to ASK because I've never had to before. I was just baffled and extremely disappointed, seeing as I was really looking forward to seeing my little bean. I received print outs of the photos that were taken, but there is literally only 1 picture where I can even make out the baby, the rest is it's head, spine and all that other close up stuff. With my first pregnancy, I got to watch the screen almost half of the time and once I was done they gave me all the images on a disc and there was even a couple of little recordings on the dvd!
With my first ultrasound at 8 weeks, the lady I had at least showed me the screen, but I was only given this little teeny tiny photo, where as with my first pregnancy, my first ultrasound images were given to me on massive xray plastic.
I didn't think much of my 8w scan though, it was at a different radiology compared to my first pregnancy scan, I just figured they must be stingy there, but after yesterday, going to the same radiology as all my ultrasounds with my first pregnancy and not even getting to see the screen and only receiving print outs FOR MY DOCTOR and no personal print outs for myself, I'm starting to feel like people put in a lot less effort when it's a persons second pregnancy sad
Or is the normal and I was just spoiled on my first pregnancy? I'm starting to feel like I'll have to book in for a private ultrasound somewhere just so I can see my bub wiggling around and hear his/her heartbeat sad