As soon as the pregnancy test is positive, it is so much anxiety to have a visual confirmation of the presence of the baby by ultrasound. Calculated that the pregnancy test is done usually between the fourth and fifth week and calculated the time to make an appointment with the gynecologist, the more impatient make the first ultrasound scan around the sixth week.
What you see in this early period?
“Meanwhile, with the ultrasound must ascertain whether it is actually the sixth week” pressed her gynecologist Rossana Sarli: “maybe it is believed to be the sixth week because it is believed to have just ovulated on day 14, whereas, if you have a cycle longer, ovulation may likely have occurred a week later and then instead of the sixth one is in the fifth week of gestation. And a week of difference at this gestational so much! ”
By ultrasound (which is in stages so early trans vaginal) to 6 weeks you see the room ovulate (or gestational room), plus the yolk sac , which is a structure of the early embryonic stages that then regresses with the passage of weeks. In ultrasound viewing a black circle of about 7 mm, corresponding to the room ovulate, which encloses a whitish circle of 2 mm, which is the yolk sac. The embryo at this stage is not seen yet, but begins to form , and is nothing more than a thickening of an area of the yolk sac.
At 6 weeks + 2-3 days the first hint of a heartbeat
If you wait a few more days, at around 6 weeks + 2-3 days, in addition to the thickening you can also see a white dot that pulses and representing the first hint of a heartbeat. However, if fertilization and then the plant occurred more belatedly, it can happen to fail to see the pulse, with the risk of worrying unnecessarily” notes Sarli: if so, just simply repeat ultrasound after a week, probably because they have hurt the calculations.