Is 6 weeks too early for a dating scan
Your bladder should not be so full that it causes pain.If your bladder is very full and painful, you should empty a small amount so you are more comfortable.All pregnant women in England are offered an ultrasound scan at around 8 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. It's used to see how far along in your pregnancy you are and check your baby's development.Your midwife or doctor will book you a dating scan appointment.The transvaginal ultrasound probe is thin, about 2cm diameter.The probe is covered with a disposable protective sheath.
A small amount of ultrasound gel is put on the skin of the lower abdomen, with the ultrasound probe then scanning through this gel.
The gel helps improve contact between the probe and your skin. It involves scanning with the ultrasound probe lying in the vagina.