During the examination, the fetus is seen by abdominal ultrasound.Occasionally the view is not clear and it may be necessary to perform a vaginal scan.Seeing your baby on a screen can be a really exciting event.
Ask your GP if you want to have one anyway for extra reassurance, as she may be able to refer you.I had to go and double-check the list of published entries (repeatedly) because I cannot believe I am here writing Week 12. The time for big sighs of relief and even bigger announcements. Ultrasound and nuchal scan scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning.Some women wait until they’re safely past the 12-week mark to tell ANYONE besides their partners, while others may tell friends and family but hold off on any workplace announcements. Long story short: fading pregnancy symptoms combined with hours and hours of nothing but static and my own pulse on the doppler led to a self-diagnosis of Dead Baby and Much Woe. And today’s pre-breakfast gagfest into the kitchen sink reminds me that I’m not quite out of the first trimester yet, so hold onto your butts, there’s .And then there’s me, who ended up spilling the beans to my boss around six weeks last time due to a sudden spike in sick days and half days and panicked green-faced dashes out of important meetings. Think long and hard before welcoming this instrument of insanity into your home.) My first-trimester symptoms have decreased dramatically over the past week and I decided that the doppler would help keep me calm until I could feel the baby move in a few weeks or so. I thought about all the people I’d have to break the news to — all the people who I would probably run into in a few months who would stare at me in confusion — the millions of little repercussions that would now follow my incredible cockiness for assuming that IT wouldn’t happen to MEEEE — not to mention just what in sam hill I was going to do with a first-person PREGNANCY COLUMN now. My nails (which are pretty much the worst and ugliest nails known to man, although I do have naturally well-behaved cuticles) are growing nice and long and strong, just like last time.And this time I’ve been so compulsively blabby I’m pretty sure even the mailman knows my due date already. They promptly all broke off within a week of giving birth, killing my theory that it was just the prenatal vitamins, so this time I plan to enjoy my lovely nails as much as possible. New This Time Around: I am sort of shocked at the depths of my indifference towards baby-related purchases. This time, the only desire to set up the crib and move changing table and buy a few packs of onesies stems from the bigger desire to just GET IT OVER WITH.The main purpose of the scan is to check that your baby is developing normally, rather than whether you're expecting a boy or girl.