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    Default Why would they scan my ovaries?

    I had my 12 week NT scan today. Everything is just lovely But she scanned my ovaries & took measurements. I have never had that before. Any idea why she would have?


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    In all of my scans they have checked my ovaries and measured them, not sure why.

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    Yes I've had mine scanned and measured at all my pregnancy scans. I guess they just need to take a look around and make sure everything is in order in the pelvis generally while they're there.

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    They scanned the ovaries at my 12 week scan - I had a slight cyst on one that they wanted to measure in case it became a problem later in the pg. Most of my friends have had this done also - cyst or no cyst.

    I thought it was standard... maybe not??

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    I had mine scanned and have a cyst - which is exactly why they check. It's just to make sure the ovaries haven't been impacted by the surge in hormones as I understand it - because of course if there is a problem, it could impact the pregnancy. Hope this helps

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    I had mine scanned when pg with DD. I wouldn't have known though, until my ob appt where he complimented my 'beautiful ovaries'. So it seems beauty truly is within for some people!

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    they also scan to check which side egg popped from, cysts swelling etc

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    They scanned my ovaries at the 12 weeks scan too. She told me I fell pregnant from the right ovary

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    I've had mine scanned with all my pregnancies too. I thought it was just to check that they were the right size and in early pregnancy, I thought that the nutrients for the baby came from where the egg was released (before the placenta was formed) though I could be wrong because I don't understand it a great deal but I assumed that was part of why they do a scan of the ovaries to check that everything has functioned normally. Also because the ovary that provides the nutrients tends to swell a bit so they keep an eye on it's size.

    I really don't know though that is all stuff I have assumed.

    Congratulations on the rest of your scan going well. Glad to hear that you are growing a healthy bub

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    ahh ok, Maybe I have just never noticed them do it? Interesting about it being the ovary that nourishes the bub before the placenta takes over. I have never heard that, must go google that one .

    I have been studying the scan too. Pretty sure I am having another Boy.

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    i've had mine scanned and measured at every scan in both this and last pregnancy. preg #1 was too long ago to remember! LOL

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    The corpus luteum on the ovary (the ruptured follicle the egg came from) produces the progesterone bub needs until the placenta takes over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juniper76 View Post
    The corpus luteum on the ovary (the ruptured follicle the egg came from) produces the progesterone bub needs until the placenta takes over.
    :yeahthat: lol

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    Yes, they told me bub came from left ovary.

    I think the progesterone from the ovaries is what makes some of us sick??? I have been feeling better since 12 ish weeks when the placenta formed.

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    They always have with mine. I think to check for cysts and things. Was picked up i had one on one of my overies.

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