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When during pregnancy will i have my first ultrasound?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
8-10 weeks: In most practices that I am aware of, an ultrasound is performed early in order to establish the best dating criteria for the pregnancy and give a firm due date. Later ultrasounds are better for evaluating the fetal anatomy (usually 18-20 weeks) but they are less accurate at establishing a due date.
Dr. James Lin
Radiology 21 years experience
First trimester: In most cases you will have an ultrasound in your first trimester to confirm the viability of the pregnancy and make sure there is just one fetus.

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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6 weeks: A first trimester ultrasound is the most accurate for dating a pregnancy and at 6 weeks, should be able to detect fetal heartbeat.

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