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January 1st, 2013, 08:28 AM
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We are having an early gender scan this Friday. What do you recommend to drink/eat to make baby move around just the right amount? At my Nt scan, baby didn't move much at all.
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January 1st, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Try and pay attention to what you ate right before you feel the aby move a lot. With DD, grilled cheese made her bonkers. It was a ritual for us to have lunch at a particular cafe before all of our ultrasounds to get that sandwich. We don't live there anymore, but this baby was really active last night (DH could even feel the movement!) after some Mac n cheese and pomegranate juice. I may try that when we go next week.
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January 1st, 2013, 10:25 AM
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I always drink something with caffeine about 15-20 minutes before my appointment. Does the trick every time.

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January 1st, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Actually, our soon tech discourages caffeine before a scan where you want baby to move. The initial reaction is a lot of movement but then the baby "crashes" and sleeps hard. If they are running behind you could miss your window. I witnessed it several times since I had NST every week from 26 weeks on.

What time is your appointment? Maybe a carb snack in your purse about 20 min before you go in?
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January 1st, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Appointment is at 10:45.
What about orange juice? I've read that it works... ?
If baby doesn't cooperate, I can come back until he/she does. I just want to know now!
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January 1st, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Yeah, OJ is good. I drank some before my scan with my son and he was very wiggly!!

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January 1st, 2013, 05:45 PM
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I wish I had advice, our baby was so uncooperative at our early scan. OJ is good and be hydrated but not crazy'to where you want to pee your pants

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January 1st, 2013, 06:34 PM
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I drank some OJ and that worked
JaxonJocelyn Gabriel Grayson and Scarlett

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January 1st, 2013, 06:47 PM
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Funny, I never thought about it before. For no other reason than luck, I ended up with about 5-6 u/s & DS was always cooperative :-) The one thing I can say is I didn't have caffeine at all that pregnancy & was big on protein/carbs. Good luck!

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January 1st, 2013, 07:23 PM
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I did on both times and it worked great!

DS #1 07/08
Miscarriage 01/28/09
DS #2 9/10
chemical pregnancy 06/12
DD #1 06/13
Due 02/29 with DD #2

"I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for Me?" ~Jeremiah 32:27~
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January 2nd, 2013, 05:24 AM
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With DD I had alot of NST's at the end and the nurses always fed me OJ and graham crackers with peanut butter before the u/s. That usually did the trick for me.
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January 2nd, 2013, 05:51 AM
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I have an ultrasound in the second quarter on February 20.
While January 23 I have a normal ultrasound visit with the gynecologist and I hope you see the gender of the baby and I hope it's a boy! At NT he/she moved much, in fact it was hard to take such measures, I hope that the next eco does not have the legs crossed or is upside down. However, they told me that eating chocolate could move it.

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January 2nd, 2013, 06:00 PM
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With my dd I drank orange juice, that helped a lot.

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