Monday, November 30, 2009


Cycle 7 of our journey to conception started today.  Which means that on Wednesday I go to the fertility clinic for my ultra sound.

I rang to make the appointment today and get all the details only to discover that its not the kind of ultra sound that I though it was going to be.  It is done vaginally.  Oh dear.  I know that if my cycles keep coming around there will be more to go through than just this, but I didn’t expect it and I am a bit taken aback.

The clinic described it as similiar to having a pap smear.  But I can’t imagine it being like that.  It must be more invasive than that if they are going to look around my insides.

I’m really quite worried and nervous and scared about it.

Is there anyone who has experienced this kind of ultra sound?


Since writing this last night, I did a bit of research on the net.  And discovered it doesn’t sound too bad after all.  Phewwwww!!!! My imaginings got the better of me for a little while!


  1. Hi, I had an internal ultrasound twice. It's not bad at all, just a wand that they insert and move around a bit so they can get a good look at your insides. I promise, nothing terrible. I think I would prefer this to a pap smear, I hate that contraption they open you up with, they don't do that with the wand, at least not here in Canada. Try to relax, it really isn't all that bad.

  2. Thanks Deb!

    I did a bit of research on the net after writing this post and feel much better!
    I also found a Q/A link with someone asking about it. And all responses were like yours, that it was fine.
    Thank you for your support!

    Much love...

  3. I've had that kind of ultrasound - it wasn't a big deal. The technician had me manipulate the wand into the correct position. Not bad at all.

  4. Hi Rebecca! Thanks for that. Someone else in the Q and A also wrote that they put the wand in place themselves. That would be good.

    I'm feeling alright about it now. Except for the fact that I have to leave home at 7am to get to the hospital and sign in!

  5. I have had it too, and agree with the others that it isn't that bad. I also got to put it in myself.