Kmom can't emphasize the importance of reading BOTH FAQs strongly enough![However, please note that some duplication between FAQs was necessary in certain spots.]"The technology of prenatal diagnosis is usually presented to us as a solution, but it brings with it problems of its own..technology of prenatal diagnosis has changed and continues to change women's experience of pregnancy." All pregnant women in our technology-happy modern society face confusing choices about prenatal testing, its advantages and disadvantages, and its appropriateness for them.Measurements taken at these early scans will help to; confirm a pregnancy, date the pregnancy and to see any problems that may occur in the pregnancy ( low lying placenta, twins etc.).Scans in early pregnancy are usually performed in the first trimester around 12 weeks.Transabdominal ultrasound will provide a panoramic view of the abdomen and pelvis and is noninvasive, whereas transvaginal ultrasound provides a more limited pelvic view and requires insertion of a probe into the vagina.
However, since they may be at a somewhat increased risk for problems like neural tube defects, they also face greater pressure than others to have these prenatal tests, even though the tests are often difficult to interpret.This early part of development lays the foundation for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.If a possible complication in early pregnancy is suspected, your health care provider will use a combination of blood tests and ultrasound tests to make a clear diagnosis.You may have a earlier scan, if you are experiencing pain or bleeding for example or unsure of LMP dates.Transabdominal ultrasound (TAU) and also the transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) are valuable diagnostic tools in obstetrics and gynecology.