Your ultrasound will reveal how your developing baby is growing and developing. A 3D image of your developing baby will reveal a developing head, face, and heart. Some of the baby’s facial bones are already visible and the baby’s eye and nose are also visible. You can also see the developing central nervous system and eyelids.
The results of your ultrasound will show how far along you are in your pregnancy. However, remember that not all pregnancies develop the same way and your results could vary. Variations in your menstrual cycle and fertilization can influence the results. Also, it’s important to have your ultrasound performed vaginally for clear, high-quality images.
The ultrasound technician will use a sterile transvaginal wand (also known as a transducer) to view your baby inside your uterus. The transducer will be wrapped in a condom or other sterile cover and is about 3 centimeters long. Since it doesn’t reach the cervix, there is no danger to you or your unborn baby. However, it’s best for you to arrive at the appointment with a full bladder to maximize visibility and prevent the intestines from getting in the way of the transducer.
If your ultrasound indicates that your pregnancy is continuing, you’re probably about two weeks along. The first two weeks of pregnancy are usually the best for conception and are the time when you’re most likely to get pregnant. However, if you don’t want to wait until your next ultrasound, start tracking your menstrual cycle and keeping an eye out for signs of ovulation.