Dating scan heartbeat
Having a scan in the first few weeks of pregnancy can be thrilling.
It's wonderful to see the little blob with a heartbeat that will become your baby.
It is possible to see twins (or more) from about six weeks, though one baby may be missed at this early stage.
Sometimes a heartbeat is seen in one sac but not the other.
At eight weeks The developing embryo measures about 1cm to 2cm and should now be easier to see on the scan.
It will grow very quickly, doubling in size every couple of weeks.
The crown to rump (head to bottom) length of embryo is measured to calculate your due date.
At seven weeks A tiny embryo with a heartbeat can usually be heard.
You will need to expose your tummy for an abdominal scan.
State law requires that a person have an ultrasound with a physician who will perform the abortion procedure.
If you need time to decide, you can take that time and call to set up an appointment when you are ready.
At 10 weeks Your baby measures 3cm and the heartbeat can be seen and heard.
In the next few weeks you will be due for an early morphology scan (NT scan).