Get the latest advice about coronavirus. Our week-by-week pregnancy guide is full of essential information. From early pregnancy symptoms to how your baby is growing and developing, you'll find it all here. Happy reading! Pregnancy is divided into three chunks of time, called trimesters. You're nearing the end of your first trimester, which can feel like a slog, but hang on in there.
The Meaning of No Fetal Heartbeat on an Early Ultrasound
Dating scan or NT Scan (routine) at weeks
Seeing your baby's heartbeat on an early pregnancy ultrasound is one of the surest indicators that a pregnancy is proceeding as it should. In general, the risk of miscarriage is much lower once the pregnancy has reached this point. But what does it mean if you go in for an ultrasound, and there is no fetal heartbeat? There are a few possible reasons for the absence of a heartbeat on ultrasound. If you have no other symptoms, rechecking with another an ultrasound test in a week is the most common recommendation. A transvaginal ultrasound an ultrasound in which a probe is inserted into your vagina to get better access to your uterus is generally much more accurate than an abdominal ultrasound in early pregnancy. Prior to eight weeks gestation, a transvaginal ultrasound provides by far the best results.
Week-by-week guide to pregnancy
It's your first pregnancy ultrasound where you see your baby for the first time, but what's it all about? Will the dating scan happen at exactly 12 weeks? The nuchal translucency scan is usually done at the same time and done in conjunction with a blood test. The scan will be carried out by a sonographer, who is trained in performing scans and knowing what to look out for.
Last Updated on April 3, If you are reading this, we take it that you are 10 weeks pregnant. Your doctor may suggest an ultrasound scan around this time to make sure that your baby is healthy and is developing normally. An ultrasound, also called a sonogram, will help create a picture of your baby on a monitor with the help of sound waves. Read on to know why you need an ultrasound scan at 10 weeks of your pregnancy and how it is performed.