You will be asked to lie on your back with your tummy exposed. The sonographer will cover the examined area with ultrasound gel which guarantees smooth movement of the probe over the skin. An image of your baby will appear on the screen. You will get a 2D picture to take home with you.
Sometimes, when the ultrasound is done before week 10, you might be advised to have a transvaginal ultrasound. During this examination, you will be asked to lie on your back with your knees slightly bent, pointing towards your chest. You have to remove all clothing from the lower part of your body as it is an internal female genitalia examination.
Your examiner gently and slowly inserts an ultrasound probe covered with a sterile and latex-free sheath and gel 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) into your vagina. Sound waves from the ultrasound send images to a screen.
- How many weeks pregnant are you, and what is the due date?
- Your baby’s development
- Whether you are expecting more babies