Do I need to have a full bladder for my ultrasound? How long should I hold it?

Yes, we do require that all moms have a least a semi full bladder for their Pink-A-Blue. This helps hold the baby outside your pelvis, and makes it easier to visualize. It is best to empty your bladder NO LESS THAN 15 minutes prior to your Pink-A-Blue appointment time. (For example, if your Pink-A-Blue is at 2:00pm, then you can use the restroom at 1:45pm….but not any time after that) If you need to arrive 15 minutes early so you can empty your bladder, or stop somewhere on your way to empty. It’s always best to begin your ultrasound with a full bladder and the technician will let you empty it if she sees it’s necessary.