Early Pregnancy Scan
What is Early Pregnancy Scan or
An early pregnancy scan or Dating scan is done before 9 weeks to make sure of pregnancy and to determine the gestational age. If you are not sure of your last menstrual period, it is recommended to undergo this early scan. It will check the baby’s heartbeat to confirm live pregnancy, and the position of the pregnancy (to make sure it is inside the uterus). It also picks up any abnormal growth or cysts in the ovaries and uterus.
Time taken usually is 15 minutes and no particular preparation is required and abdominal and vaginal scans may be performed.
Help you know the number of babies inside the womb
Help check the baby’s heartbeat and growth
Can detect umbilical cord issues and deformities in the baby’s skull
You can listen to the heartbeat of the fetus
The presence of fibroid is detected
Helps to find if the fetus is in the uterus or tube
Estimate the weeks of pregnancy
Possible to check for some conditions in your baby at this stage
Safe, painless and no risk or complications involved