And to join discussions on health topics of your choice, visit our forum.Disclaimer: The Health does not guarantee any specific results as a result of the procedures mentioned here and the results may vary from person to person.
The viability scan is usually done between 6 to 10 weeks of pregnancy when the first home pregnancy test shows a positive result.
All scans done during pregnancy are carried out abdominally though sometimes the viability scan may need a vaginal probe, as it would be difficult to judge the health and status of the foetus abdominally during such early gestation.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates!
For daily free health tips, sign up for our newsletter.
For most mums-to-be, the first scan will be a dating scan at between 10 weeks and 13 weeks plus six days of pregnancy.
However, the timing of your first scan will also depend on how your pregnancy is going, and where you live.You may have calculated the length of your pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP).This is even though you don't actually conceive until 14 days after your LMP, or later than this if your cycle is longer than 28 days.Well - if there was no fetus to begin with, there shouldn't have been an emergency 4 days later right?Anyway - I went for my 1st checkup as I am very high risk.So last week I saw a new doctor, because my regular doctor doesn't do prenatal care after the first ten week appointment. She was shocked to find out that my doctor hadn't sent me for a dating ultrasound, as I told her that I had been having irregular cycles since getting off the pill in December.