Dating pregnancy by ultrasound
Research shows that routine obstetric ultrasound before 24 weeks gestational age can significantly reduce the risk of failing to recognize multiple gestations and can improve pregnancy dating to reduce the risk of labor induction for post-dates pregnancy.There is no difference, however, in perinatal death or poor outcomes for babies.
A healthy pregnancy is, on average, 40 weeks from the last menstrual period, but in reality, most babies come sometime between 37 and 42 weeks gestation.That baby is due in a week — you feel as big as the Death Star, you have to pee 7 million times a night and you just want that baby out!But should you keep going to work as usual, or fumble through the car seat installation instructions and get that birth bag ready? About 2% of pregnancies implant in the fallopian tubes, where the embryo cannot safely continue to develop and the mother’s life may be threatened without medical intervention.(If you have questions about an Ectopic Pregnancy, feel free to ask us here or download Frequently Asked Questions on Ectopic Pregnancy.)  Around 15-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, usually during the first trimester. The bright white circle center-right is the head, which faces to the left.
Features include the forehead at 10 o'clock, the left ear toward the center at 7 o'clock and the right hand covering the eyes at .
It's amazing to see the little blob with a heartbeat that will soon become your baby.
For most mums-to-be, the first scan will be a dating scan at between 10 weeks and 13 weeks plus six days of pregnancy.
You may also be offered an early scan if you've had a previous miscarriage.
Not all units offer an early scan if all is going well in this pregnancy, though.
Blue Ridge Women’s Center can provide limited obstetrical ultrasound for these purposes—free of charge—if you have a positive pregnancy test at the Center and are 8 weeks pregnant.