Dating scan nuchal translucency
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.
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.
The endometrium (the lining of the uterus where the pregnancy will grow) should appear thick and secretory.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.A small amount of ultrasound gel is put on the skin of the lower abdomen, with the ultrasound probe then scanning through this gel.
The gel helps improve contact between the probe and your skin. It involves scanning with the ultrasound probe lying in the vagina.
We usually get better images during transabdominal ultrasound if the bladder is partially filled, so to help your examination we ask you to drink water prior to the assessment.