"Unpleasant experience during 20th week scan"
About: The Royal London Hospital The Royal London Hospital E1 1BB
Posted by Anonymous
I am 21 weeks pregnant and had my first scan in RLH in February. It went really well and I had a very nice sonographer who explained all the details and assured me that everything's fine.
For my 20th week scan, my husband and myself were quite excited as this would mostly be our last scan offered by NHS. However, this turned out to be quite unpleasant or rather traumatic experience. The sonographer was rather impatient and kept complaining that due to my rigid abdominal muscles, the view wasn't clear. The sonographer kept probing hard to get a good view and made me very uncomfortable with their sarcastic words. Also, I just saw the screen twice and wasn't shown after that. The sonographer kept complaining that I was tensed and causing the view to be obstructed. In all neither did I see my baby clearly on the screen nor did I enjoy the overall experience. The sonographer managed to get all the required measurements and parameters, however I plan to visit a private clinic once again for the scan.
This staff needs to be more considerate and patient. Hospital can contact me for further details.