Why do you need early pregnancy scan?
Some patients may have early pregnancy scan for a number of reasons like – to know estimated date of delivery, bleeding, complications in pregnancy, etc. Besides this, ultrasound scan during first trimester is very important for few other reasons. It is done to confirm whether there is a heartbeat or not in which the scan is also known as viability scan. The ultrasound scan will help doctors to calculate the gestational age, check if it’s single or multiple babies, determine the estimated date of delivery (dating scan), etc, especially if it is the first pregnancy.
- Confirm presence of heartbeat (viable)
- Confirm number of babies
- Estimate the date of delivery
- Check unusual bleeding/spotting