Your baby is just a tiny embryo

Dating for 4 weeks now what

No analgesia is required for this ultrasound. The yolk sac is the other structure that is usually identified at this early stage.

Establishing accurate dates can be important, especially if there are concerns about your baby later in the pregnancy for example, if the baby is not growing well. Your doctor will discuss the reasons for such follow-up, if this is necessary.

We will do our best to answer your questions and minimise your anxiety. The baby is growing inside a small sac, called the gestation sac.

Your bladder should not be so full that it causes pain. 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.

Transabdominal ultrasound involves scanning through your

Your doctor may have concerns that your pregnancy is located in the fallopian tube ectopic pregnancy. Confirming the correct dates of your pregnancy.

This ovarian cyst is a normal part of getting pregnant, as the egg forming your baby was released from this cyst. Seeing a yolk sac helps the doctor confirm the presence of a developing pregnancy within the uterus, even before the embryo is seen.

Determining the number

Transabdominal ultrasound involves scanning through your lower abdomen. Determining the number of babies present. At weeks gestation, a small gestation pregnancy sac is seen within the uterus.