Are dating scans in pregnancy accurate

A small amount of ultrasound gel is placed on the end of this probe.

The probe is then gently inserted a short distance into the vagina.

The heart can be seen beating in the chest area and the stomach, bladder and cord insertion are visible.We ask that you to fill your bladder by drinking a pint of water before the scan.This makes it easier to see the uterus and ovaries as the full bladder pushes away the overlying bowel area.The gel helps improve contact between the probe and your skin. It involves scanning with the ultrasound probe lying in the vagina.Transvaginal ultrasound usually produces better and clearer images of the female pelvic organs including the developing pregnancy, because the ultrasound probe lies closer to these structures.

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