Does anyone know why a doctor would want to do an ultrasound at 5 weeks? You can't really see anything at that point, right? I just found out I'm pregnant and scheduled my first appt for next week, and they want to do a transvaginal ultrasound. I'm not really a fan of those to begin with, and after two completely healthy pregnancies, I don't really see the purpose of doing an ultrasound so early. I might feel different if I had a history of high risk pregnancies or miscarriages, but I don't. I'm thinking of asking if we can skip the ultrasound for now and wait to do it for a few months. I'm not sure though - if there's a good medical reason to do it, of course i'm fine with it. i just feel its a little uneccesary. what would you do?
No idea, really. If they were patient, all the answers they'd find out there would come out on their own in time. I got one at 5 weeks 6 days because I was having intense cramps. They weren't really focused on baby but we got to see our grain of rice with a tiny little heartbeat. I did not want any ultrasounds at all with this pregnancy unless it was medically necessary. Turns out they consider a lot of things medically necessary, lol.
Who knows but it happens often. I have researched risks of u/s especially in the first trimester and was scared out of my mind after having one at 7 wks after having a horseback riding accident. I personally wouldn't do it unless there was an issue! And even then in the 1st trimester there isn't much that can be done!
Who knows. Probably because your insurance will pay for it.
My due date group had scads of women going for 5 weeks ultrasounds and seeing nothing... or no heartbeat yet.... and coming out more worried than when they went in. Really sad.