When to have dating ultrasound

14-Nov-2019 09:41

Ultrasound is an essential tool for evaluating your baby during pregnancy.

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.

Now you want some proof that there is actually a baby hanging out in your uterus. Along with incredible excitement, you may also be feeling anxious or apprehensive. Depending on your doctor, the timing of your first ultrasound will vary.

Many doctors, including mine, do a “dating” ultrasound around 8-10 weeks to accurately date the pregnancy. Of course your significant other wants to see his progeny!

And, you will be given a sheet so you won’t be exposed during the exam. Your baby will look like a jelly bean/gummy bear/some other amorphous object. Your bundle of joy may look more like a little blob. Like everyone else, ultrasound techs have different personalities.

But, it will be the cutest little blob you’ve ever seen! I’ve had a bajillion ultrasounds, and my very first tech was nice, but no nonsense. Whether you have a transvaginal ultrasound or an abdominal ultrasound, techs will be using some kind of slippery, jelly-like stuff on their equipment.

The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) recommends that pregnant women have routine obstetric ultrasounds between 18 weeks and 22 weeks gestational age in order to confirm pregnancy timing, to measure the fetus so that growth abnormalities can be recognized quickly later in pregnancy, and to assess for congenital malformations and multiple gestations (i.e. Additionally, the ISUOG recommends that pregnant women have obstetric ultrasounds between 11 weeks and 13 weeks 6 days gestational age in countries with resources to perform them.

After that, they will be every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until delivery.The first scan is usually when you’re around 7-11weeks and is sometimes called the dating scan, because it estimates when your baby is due (the estimated date of delivery, or EDD).This scan also enables us to check if it’s a single or a multiple pregnancy.Obstetric ultrasonography is the use of medical ultrasonography in pregnancy, in which sound waves are used to create real-time visual images of the developing embryo or fetus in its mother's uterus (womb).The procedure is a standard part of prenatal care in many countries, as it can provide a variety of information about the health of the mother, the timing and progress of the pregnancy, and the health and development of the embryo or fetus.

After that, they will be every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until delivery.

The first scan is usually when you’re around 7-11weeks and is sometimes called the dating scan, because it estimates when your baby is due (the estimated date of delivery, or EDD).

This scan also enables us to check if it’s a single or a multiple pregnancy.

Obstetric ultrasonography is the use of medical ultrasonography in pregnancy, in which sound waves are used to create real-time visual images of the developing embryo or fetus in its mother's uterus (womb).

The procedure is a standard part of prenatal care in many countries, as it can provide a variety of information about the health of the mother, the timing and progress of the pregnancy, and the health and development of the embryo or fetus.

We ask that you come with a full bladder for this scan as it usually allows us to get the best possible picture of the baby Your midwife or Doctor will discuss maternal serum screening (screening for Down’s syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities) with you.