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.Your midwife or doctor will book you a dating scan appointment.
An abdominal ultrasound is a procedure where a technician slides a transducer that emits high-frequency sound waves, over the abdomen to project an image (sonogram) to a computer screen.A first trimester ultrasound often requires a higher resolution due to the small size of the fetus. yolk sac is a structure that provides nourishment to the fetus while the placenta is developing.Endovaginal ultrasound examination is another option. By about six weeks, an ultrasound can show other things as well.But this official confirmation isn't really necessary, says Sunaina Sehwani, an ob-gyn at Advanced Women's Healthcare in Palm Springs, California."Home pregnancy tests are very trustworthy, particularly when they show a positive result," says Sehwani.