Please note this service is not Medicare rebatable.
You will lie on your back on an examination couch and the transducer moved back and forth across your stomach in order to gain the best possible image of the fetus.
However, if the pregnancy is in very early stages, the gestational sac and foetus may not be big enough to visualise and you may be offered an internal, transvaginal (TV) scan which will result in clearer images.
Sometime between weeks 12 and 14 of your pregnancy you might be offered a Nuchal translucency scan.
The scan can confirm the number of babies in the uterus, the embryo can be observed and measured by about five and a half weeks and a heartbeat usually detected by 6 weeks.
Scans at this stage in pregnancy are reassuring for women experiencing bleeding, pain or who have had previous miscarriages.