When to have dating ultrasound
A small amount of ultrasound gel is placed on the end of this probe.
Your doctor will discuss the reasons for such follow-up, if this is necessary.
Your bladder should not be so full that it causes pain.
If your bladder is very full and painful, you should empty a small amount so you are more comfortable.
Transvaginal ultrasound is safe and commonly performed during all stages of pregnancy, including the first trimester. Transabdominal ultrasound involves scanning through your lower abdomen.
A small amount of ultrasound gel is put on the skin of the lower abdomen, with the ultrasound probe then scanning through this gel.