The early obstetrical ultrasound usually occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy (under 14 weeks). It will be used to search the uterus for an embryo, which is usually visible with a heartbeat at six weeks gestation. Imaging for this exam is best performed at or after seven weeks.
The early obstetrical ultrasound may be ordered to date your pregnancy or to confirm the embryo’s size. It may also be requested when you are having vaginal bleeding or pain in the pelvic area, and to evaluate the ovaries.
We can give you the baby images from your obstetrical ultrasound exams on a complimentary USB, to share with family and friends. Please speak with one of our clinic receptionists for more details.
We do our best to have our radiologists interpret the information and forward the results to your doctor by the next business day.
This exam is covered under your Alberta Health Care Plan. It is not currently offered at our Saskatchewan clinics.