Pregnancy dating scan accuracy
The corpus luteum will gradually resolve (get smaller) as the pregnancy continues.At 5-6 weeks gestation, a small gestation (pregnancy) sac is seen within the uterus.Your ultrasound is always performed in the context of your clinical history and the results of previous ultrasounds and investigations.Your baby will change dramatically in appearance during this early part of the pregnancy.A full bladder moves bowel out from the pelvis into the abdomen, helping visualisation of the pregnancy, uterus and ovaries.Your bladder should not be so full that it causes pain.Pregnancy ultrasounds are performed mainly using transabdominal ultrasound.For many women, especially after 8 weeks gestation, sufficient information about the baby may be obtained with transabdominal ultrasound only.
All transvaginal probes have been cleaned and sterilised according to recommended protocols.
We will do our best to answer your questions and minimise your anxiety.
A first trimester ultrasound will usually include each of the following components however some ultrasounds may focus more on particular areas.
Performing the transvaginal ultrasound usually causes less discomfort than a pap smear. Your privacy will always be respected during your ultrasound, especially the transvaginal examination.
You will have a large towel covering your lower body, in addition to wearing a gown during the transvaginal ultrasound.
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