Okay, at the doctors today, we calculated my due date. At the time (according to my last period) I was only 6 weeks along.But because the last period that I had before I missed was irregular they decided to do an ultrasound. My OB had her ultrasound tech specialist do the ultrasound and the only thing they could see was a gestational sac. At frist I panicked, but was reassured by my doc (an ultrasound tech) that my dates could be off, or it could be too early. That was just last week and I am happy to report that we saw a baby with a heartbeating away and they estimated the crown to rump measurements to 9 1/2 weeks. PS-Lacy is correct about the Tech's doing a better job than the doc's---my OB admitted this to me. I went in at 6 weeks, they did a transvaginal ultrasound and there was a gestational sac but nothing in it. :-)I agree with Lacy Also, when I first saw my ob gyn I expressed to her my concerns. Your 12-week(ish) ultrasound This scan (performed on the belly and sometimes vaginally—called a transvaginal ultrasound) in combination with a blood test will complete what’s called a “nuchal translucency test,” which estimates the likelihood that your baby will have Down sydrome by measuring the fluid beneath the skin of the back of your baby’s neck. What about the 20-week ultrasound and all those other tests that moms-to-be have to take — amnio, glucose challenge, routine bloodwork? You might also be sent for one to check your conception date and to make sure the pregnancy is progressing well.We at MUMS understand that the first few months of pregnancy can be quite an anxious time for many women with various concerns as to whether the pregnancy is developing normally or that it may result in a miscarriage or even an ectopic pregnancy.An ) provides reassurance in this very early stage of your pregnancy.
Sometimes it is requested by a doctor or midwife to confirm that your pregnancy is healthy (in this case your scan is often called a viability scan) and to calculate the date when your baby is due (usually referred to as a dating scan).A pregnancy can be seen from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of your last period (LMP) and not the date of conception.If you have had any bleeding or pain or any other symptoms then this scan will accurately confirm viability.They didn't have a ultrasound tech to do it so my OBGYN performed the ultrasound. So she scheduled me to come back in two weeks from today. p/s this was an abdominal ultrasound I'm answering as an ultrasound tech of 12 years. So if you are under 6 weeks, it's less likely they will see baby. So that made me 6 1/2 weeks at the time and all they could see was a gestational sac. So the doctor told me to come back in a week later. She used what is called a dopler I believe it is, when I was seven weeks pregnant, It looks like a wand and it was inserted vaginally.She said she thought she saw something but wasn't sure. She think maybe I am not as far along as we thought. First of all, a tech will always do a better job than the OBGYN...yes, they are doctors, but this is not their area of expertise. You need a transvaginal ultrasound performed by a competent tech. I went in yesterday at exactly 7 weeks and there was our little jelly bean! You little dude is in there, it just takes a little while for them to makes their appearance sometimes :)i really wouldnt worry about it my first ultra sound was when i was around 6 weeks and they didnt see my baby either. I was extremely nervous and scared because I had, had an ectopic pregnancy like 10 years ago. Depending on where your scan is done (hospital, clinic, etc.), your partner might not be permitted to watch the entire scan (which usually doesn’t take too long if the baby is cooperating) but he’ll be called in toward the end to see baby.