It is particularly reassuring for women who have suffered a previous miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
An early pregnancy scan will: You can have an early pregnancy scan any time from 5 weeks to 11 weeks and 1 day into your pregnancy.
For transvaginal ultrasound you can have an empty bladder Dating scans are usually recommended if there is doubt about the validity of the last menstrual period.
For example if you a tiny sac can be seen in the uterus, but the baby and its heart beat may not be detected yet.
the baby and its heart beat can be detected relatively easily with trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal examination.