When women have been experiencing pregnancy for seven weeks, doctors recommend them the first ultrasound. There are many reasons to have this ultrasound, but the very beginning is to confirm about the pregnancy and check if the embryo is in the right condition and is OK. You can see the development of your baby at 7 weeks ultrasound. This ultrasound is also known as a dating scan. If you are pregnant and have been facing blood loss, you can identify the leading cause behind it with this ultrasound. Moreover, it can also confirm the presence of the heartbeat. This ultrasound will tell you the size of the embryo and make you sure that your baby is in the right size as he is in gestational age. It may also check the uterus and ovaries.
If you are not sure about the date of your last normal menstrual period, this ultrasound will help you.
When is a dating scan necessary?
It is an ultrasound that determines your expected date of confinement. A dating scan is usually recommended for women who:
*Are not about the date of the last normal menstrual period.
*For women who experience an irregular menstrual history and cycles.
*For women who faced a miscarriage and conceived again soon.
*For women who abandoned the use of contraception like oral contraceptives or other forms of hormonal contraception.
Baby at 7 weeks ultrasound:
You can measure the embryo from the top of its head to the bottom. It provides the best measurement of embryo’s growth.
The average length of the embryo lies between 5mm-12mm while it weighs around 1 gram.
When you try this ultrasound after seven weeks of pregnancy, the doctors place the transducer in the mother’s vagina, and it transmits the sound waves via her cervix as well as into the uterus. After about six months of the pregnancy, you do not need a full bladder as the pelvic rim doesn’t contain the enlarging uterus.
Am I having a boy or a girl?
When you do this ultrasound after 7 weeks of pregnancy, you want to identify about the gender (sex) of the baby. It is difficult and even impossible when done a thorough fetal screening assessment as doctors consider it too premature in embryonic development. Although, we can see the general “mass” structures like a head and body in the embryo.
Will my seven-week ultrasound be entirely clear?
When it comes to the clearance of this ultrasound, it depends on the quality of the equipment plus the skill of the sonographer when they are experiencing any pregnancy ultrasound.
Training, expertise and individual skill are the key elements that make a big difference to the result of their assessments.
When you want to see the baby at 7 weeks ultrasound, consult your GP or other maternity care provider who possesses the best experience for quality scan outcomes. You can also ask your friends who had a positive experience and see who they recommend.