As her pregnancy progresses, the expectant mother will have to perform several ultrasounds and other medical examinations for her own and that of her child. During your first pregnancy, you will discover a whole arsenal of exams with wacky names, and it is not uncommon to lose so a little.
See these exams as a chance to be well supported, and try not to make them a source of additional stress. Here, we will start by clarifying the interest of the dating ultrasound, which represents the very first encounter with the embryo.
It is an unforgettable moment, where we really realize that a little being is growing in us. This is the very first ultrasound that a pregnant woman can have to do in order to date the pregnancy and check that it is going well.
When to do the dating ultrasound?
The dating ultrasound, which is not systematic, is achieved between the 3 rd and 7 th week of pregnancy. You had imagined it so much… This moment when you will be able to see your child for the first time…. That’s it; it has happened! The purpose of this ultrasound is to confirm the evolution of the pregnancy, to confirm the presence of one or more embryos. So, are you excited?
How is it going?
During the dating ultrasound, you will be able to see the gestational sac and the yolk sac, which will confirm the presence of an embryo. Depending on the stage of pregnancy where the dating ultrasound is performed, you may already be able to see the embryo!
This examination is painless and lasts between 25 minutes and half an hour, the time to check the consistency between the theoretical gestational age and what is observed. Ultrasound is performed either abdominally or vaginally. It is better not to apply a cream to your stomach the day before and the day of the ultrasound so as not to disturb the transmission of the ultrasound.
Where can I do it?
Your dating ultrasound can be done by a radiologist, sonographer, hospital, obstetrician-gynecologist, or midwife with an ultrasound diploma. If the silence during your appointment can be scary, do not panic, the practitioner only needs concentration! You can ask him all your questions, don’t worry.
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