Pregnancy (OB) < 12 weeks Ultrasound

We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape and condition of the:

  • uterus

  • gestational sac and fetus

  • both ovaries

  • pelvic area

In the first trimester of pregnancy (weeks one to 12), ultrasounds may be done to:

  • confirm pregnancy

  • check the fetal heartbeat

  • determine the gestational age of the baby and estimate a due date

  • check for multiple pregnancies

  • examine the placenta, uterus, ovaries, and cervix

  • diagnose an ectopic pregnancy (when the fetus does not attach to the uterus) or miscarriage

  • look for any abnormal growth in the fetus

We will provide a Radiologist report within 24 hours. 


Pre-scan preparation
Need to expose lower part of the abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e pants and top.
Drink a minimum of 24 ounces of clear fluid at least one hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder until after the exam. 
Maintain normal medication.