We suggest that you go about your normal daily routine but just not empty the bladder half an hour before the scan.
There is a small chance that a transvaginal scan may need to be performed in order to get a clearer view.
A small gestation sac in the uterus measuring approximately 3 – 4 mm Within the uterus a small gestation sac and maybe a small yolk sac within it can be seen.
You’re probably excited about your first ultrasound scan because it gives you a glimpse of your baby with the fetal heart moving.
You will be given photos of your baby to take with you.
Are there some occasions where I will have to return for a repeat early pregnancy scan? Even if you have a positive pregnancy blood or urine test it may be too early to see signs of a pregnancy on ultrasound.
Before 5.5 weeks a small fluid sac may be seen in the uterus without sign of a fetus or a fetal heart beat.
This examination is particularly helpful if you are unsure of you last menstrual period and will give you an accurate assessment of the age of the pregnancy and expected date of delivery.
The amount of anatomical information that can be gained from the scan is dependent on baby's age.
This scan is performed in early pregnancy to determine the age of the pregnancy (also known as the gestational age) using measurements.
The measurements are from one end of the fetus to the other, known as the crown-rump length, or CRL. This scan is usually done if you are unsure about the dates of your last menstrual period (LMP) or have irregular periods.
Often information on the structure of the baby is limited at this early stage.