When to have dating ultrasound
Transvaginal ultrasound is safe and commonly performed during all stages of pregnancy, including the first trimester. Transabdominal ultrasound involves scanning through your lower abdomen.
Pregnancy ultrasounds are performed mainly using transabdominal ultrasound.You will have a large towel covering your lower body, in addition to wearing a gown during the transvaginal ultrasound.You will always have a choice about whether transvaginal ultrasound is performed.A first trimester ultrasound will usually include each of the following components however some ultrasounds may focus more on particular areas.Your ultrasound is always performed in the context of your clinical history and the results of previous ultrasounds and investigations.
You will be able to empty your bladder after the transabdominal ultrasound is completed and before the transvaginal ultrasound begins (if transvaginal ultrasound is required).