Except for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive procedures, you cannot precisely calculate the exact day a sperm meets an egg and fertilization (conception) occurs.However, you can use various factors and knowledge about reproduction to help narrow down the date to within one to five days if your cycles are regular.
If it’s too thin, at the point in your cycle where it should be optimally thick, this may be why you’re not getting pregnant. TV scans get up close and personal, enabling the sonographer to accurately measure the quantity and size of your developing follicles. Fertility patients should always have an early (seven week) scan after a positive pregnancy test. A TV scan can see female cancers of the lower organs better than an abdominal scan.
A transvaginal ultrasound scan is a key fertility procedure if you want a baby. A transvaginal scan is a cheap, safe and effective way to check your cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Fertility patients have routine transvaginal ultrasounds during treatment cycles. 1 in 4 women have them, though they may not know it. Transvaginal ultrasound examinations identify ovarian cysts with ease. It can also spot other pregnancy problems, such as a blighted ovum. But a transvaginal ultrasound scan is a pretty good PID-identifier too. If you’re thinking of starting a family, a scan is a no-brainer.
Most women have their first scan (abdominal, not vaginal) at the 12-week mark, once they’re pregnant. For women planning a family naturally, get scanning too. Depending of their size and position, some fibroids make it harder to get pregnant and increase the chance of a miscarriage. And of course a scan will detect fetal heart activity. A hydrosalpinx is a collection of fluid in the fallopian tube. Shop around: we found prices ranging from £50 to £500 for exactly the same procedure.
Softer tissues are varying shades of grey and fluid spaces such as the amniotic fluid around the baby will appear black.
This newsletter will explain all three early pregnancy scans including the Dating Scan, the First Trimester Screening and the Fetal Anatomy/Morphology Scan.
Transabdominal scans are still sometimes carried out in early pregnancy and can always be requested in preference to a vaginal scan.