In these situations a repeat scan one to two weeks later may be necessary to confirm a viable pregnancy and provide accurate dating.Your doctor will also usually correlate the results with blood tests (serum BHCG) By 6-7 weeks the fetus is usually seen clearly (often requires transvaginal scanning) and its heart beat can be visualised.Your bladder need not be overly full that it causes you pain or distress; please advise reception staff on arrival if this is the case and you will be advised of your options.
Distension of your bladder provides a window to view your pelvic organs and compresses bowel out of the way.
There are two ways of doing a first trimester scan: Transvaginal scan (TVS) If your doctor wants you to have a scan earlier than 10 weeks of pregnancy, you will have a transvaginal scan.
In these early weeks of pregnancy, your baby is too small and low in your abdomen to be picked up by an abdominal ultrasound scan.
This ultrasound is often a great moment for parents.
It is the most common time for women to have the first ultrasound, just to make sure that everything is okay.