All pregnant women are offered an ultrasound scan at around 8-14 weeks of pregnancy. It's used to see how far along in your pregnancy you are and check your baby's development.
I just found out I am pregnant yesterday and my doctor has already scheduled my dating ultrasound for May 28! since I ovulated so late will this effect my ultra sound and the appearance of the bean? Usually anything after 7 you can see baby, yolk and a flickering heartbeat.
The earlier the ultrasound, the better for dating (to a certain extent, befote 6 and a half weeks is pointless as there usually isn't much to see).
If the pregnancy is more than 7 weeks it may be possible to see enough abdominally, sometimes both scans are necessary to ensure all is well.
During your ultrasound scan we will explain the findings to you and following your scan we will give you your images and email your report to you.
Transvaginal ultrasound can see embryonic development about a week before transabdominal ultrasound, the American Pregnancy Association (APA) states.
A transducer, a wand-shaped probe, is inserted into the vagina and pressed against the vaginal walls directly next to the uterus.If we feel that any follow-up is necessary, we will advise you regarding what is necessary and how to arrange further assessment.Please be aware that if your pregnancy is not progressing as planned or if an abnormality is detected during the ultrasound scan, the results will be discussed with you immediately following your scan and a plan of action advised.By 5 weeks from the first day of your LMP on scan it should be possible to see a pregnancy sac usually with a yolk sac present.Then by 6-7 weeks there should be a fetal pole and fetal heartbeat present.A registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience in oncology, labor/delivery, neonatal intensive care, infertility and ophthalmology, Sharon Perkins has also coauthored and edited numerous health books for the Wiley "Dummies" series.