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This is an exciting day for Jane and Joe. They have their first trimester ultrasound today. Jane is a bit nervous because she does’t know what to expect, but Joe is so happy because he thinks this experience will make the pregnancy more real for him! 🤰🏼⁣ ⁣ It’s not standard, but a lot of women get an ultrasound in their first trimester.🤗⁣ ⁣ Most of your ultrasounds during pregnancy are done directly on your belly, but because your baby is teeny-tiny in the first trimester, the ultrasound tech uses a transvaginal wand to perform the ultrasound. ✨The wand is basically like a long stick. The ultrasound technician puts a condom and lubricant on and gently inserts it into your vagina. It shouldn’t hurt at all, although it can be uncomfortable at first. It’s definitely not as long as the one on the picture! 🤪😂⁣ ⁣ During this scan they will measure the embryo and depending on how far along you are in the pregnancy they will look for cardiac activity, that’s just a fancy term for heart beat! If you are more than 6 or 7 weeks pregnant they can usually detect a heart beat, but not always! Remember, every pregnancy is different, and you may think you are further along than you actually are and if your doctor is worried about anything you might be scheduled for a repeat scan. 📺⁣ ⁣ The technician will be measuring the gestational sac - that’s where your baby lives and the yolk sac - which is what nourishes your baby in the beginning. Basically they compare those measurements to a bunch of other ultrasounds to determine how many weeks you are! They also do a bunch of other measurements to make sure your pregnancy is progressing as it should!☺️⁣ ⁣ The first trimester ultrasound is the most accurate ultrasound for dating the pregnancy so if you aren’t sure on your dates according to your last period, this ultrasound will be the best way to figure out when you are due.🤰🏼⁣ ⁣ Did you have a first trimester ultrasound? How was your experience? Please comment below!😊⁣ ⁣#babytalk #birthwithlego #preggolego #firsttrimesterultrasound #ultrasound #pregnancyeducation #firsttrimester #pregnancyblog #4monthspregnant #earlypregnancy #secondtrimester #30weekspregnant #preggers #bump