What to Expect at your First Trimester Ultrasound

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now what? During your first trimester of pregnancy, there are high resolution ultrasoundmany “firsts” that new mothers encounter. Many doctors recommend a high resolution ultrasound at six to nine weeks during pregnancy. This routine, noninvasive ultrasound is performed to ensure a healthy pregnancy by considering any potential risks and the age of your baby.

It is important to know that an ultrasound is safe and simple. The knowledgeable staff at Middletown Medical Imaging will lay you down on the exam table and apply a small amount of gel onto your stomach. We apply a transducer to your abdomen which is a fancy instrument than can read high-frequency sound waves through your body’s tissue. The transducer will act as a wand to be able to show you a digital scan of detailed information and images of your fetus.

Your first ultrasound should confirm a visible representation of your baby’s heartbeat. This is an exciting feature that allows the mother to feel connected to her future child. You can also expect to learn the due date of your fetus. This will allow you to plan properly for your pregnancy.

Our physicians are skilled and compassionate to all our patients! Visit our patient portal to schedule an ultrasound appointment today.