Early ultrasound scans can be carried out from 6 weeks onwards, as the heartbeat can first be seen at this stage. Its advised that you wait at least 7 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period, in case you had a later ovulation that month to ensure that the sonographer can clearly identify a heart beat.
What is the best time to get an ultrasound?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that women should get at least one sonogram in the second trimester, between weeks 18 and 22 of pregnancy. You may also receive an additional ultrasound in the first trimester, before your 14th week of pregnancy.
Which month is best for ultrasound in pregnancy?
An ultrasound is an important part of first trimester screening tests. It is also recommended as a screening tool during your second trimester (second 3 months of pregnancy), ideally at 18 to 20 weeks.
Is empty stomach needed for ultrasound?
Ultrasound Scans: Patient should come empty stomach in the morning or must be empty stomach for at least last 4 – 5 hours during the day.