It will usually take place at your local hospital ultrasound department.
The person performing the scan is called a sonographer.
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.We at MUMS understand that the first few months of pregnancy can be quite an anxious time for many women with various concerns as to whether the pregnancy is developing normally or that it may result in a miscarriage or even an ectopic pregnancy.An ) provides reassurance in this very early stage of your pregnancy.Early Pregnancy Scans are normally performed trans-abdominally (through your tummy) however an internal (vaginal) scan may be required at earlier gestations ie 6-7 weeks to see all the necessary detail, or if your womb tilts backwards (retroverted).
We will always try to scan trans-abdominally first but if we need to do an internal scan then this will not be harmful in any way to the baby and would be discussed prior to having the scan.The limbs and the yolk sac, though obviously important, are not the primary means of measuring growth.An average length of the embryo at 7 weeks is anywhere between 5mm-12mm. Obviously, every pregnancy is unique and individual factors influence the size of the embryo at this early stage, and the embryo shows development week by week.At around seven weeks of pregnancy, it’s reasonably common for women to have their first ultrasound.This can be for many reasons but the most common is to confirm pregnancy and to check that the embryo is viable and “everything’s ok”.You are required to have an adequately full bladder for your early pregnancy scan.