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What is the importance of my first ultrasound?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Fetal information

The first ultrasound establishes the location and number and viability of the pregnancy.
It also determines an approximate due date.

In brief: Fetal information

The first ultrasound establishes the location and number and viability of the pregnancy.
It also determines an approximate due date.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Evaluate pretnancy

The first ultrasound in pregnancy is usually very early in pregnancy - about 7-8 weeks.
Your doctor should be able to see the growing fetus in the uterus along with the fetal heart beat. Early in pregnancy, an ultrasound is needed to see the heart beat since the fetus is too small to hear the heart beat as done in later visits.

In brief: Evaluate pretnancy

The first ultrasound in pregnancy is usually very early in pregnancy - about 7-8 weeks.
Your doctor should be able to see the growing fetus in the uterus along with the fetal heart beat. Early in pregnancy, an ultrasound is needed to see the heart beat since the fetus is too small to hear the heart beat as done in later visits.
Dr. Susan Almquist
Dr. Susan Almquist
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