While such an approach may not give a definitive diagnosis at the initial visit, it may assist in counselling women and couples can be given an individualised likelihood of the pregnancy continuing. For a vaginal scan, you can have an empty bladder. We can also see the placenta and fluid and how this is developing. In the second trimester of pregnancy, you may be offered to have an morphology scan anomaly scan. By 6 to 7 weeks gestation the fetus is clearly seen on trans-vaginal ultrasound and the heart beat can be seen at this early stage 90 to beats per minute under 6 to 7 weeks, then to beats per minute as the baby matures.
Early Pregnancy Scan (6 -14 weeks)
At 8 weeks we will refer to the baby as a fetus.
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