Early Pregnancy Ultrasound (6-8 Weeks)

Your first ultrasound, also known as a baby sonogram, might take place when you’re six to eight weeks pregnant. But not every woman will get this scan; some doctors only conduct it for certain high-risk pregnancy conditions like bleeding, abdominal pain, and history.

Ultrasounds can provide your doctor with lots of valuable information—for example, they can monitor your baby’s growth, detect abnormalities, predict your due date, determine whether you’re carrying multiples, show the position of your placenta, and indicate the sex of your baby.