We usually get better images during transabdominal ultrasound if the bladder is partially filled, so to help your examination we ask you to drink water prior to the assessment. Your doctor may request this ultrasound for a number of reasons, including: The size and appearance of this sac will be assessed. The start of labour Signs of labour What happens when you arrive at hospital Premature labour Induction The birth What happens during labour and birth Forceps and ventouse delivery Pain relief Episiotomy What your birth partner can do Breech and transverse birth Caesarean Giving birth to twins What happens straight after the baby is born You after the birth Getting to know your newborn Emotions and worries Feelings and relationships Dads and partners If you have a chronic condition When pregnancy goes wrong Premature babies Premature or ill babies Premature baby: Show more. Morphology scan. The aim is always to check on the health of you and your baby, but it can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing.
Can I have an early pregnancy scan?
For a vaginal scan, you can have an empty bladder. In the second trimester of pregnancy, you may be offered to have an morphology scan anomaly scan. Seeing a yolk sac helps the doctor confirm the presence of a developing pregnancy within the uterus, even before the embryo is seen. If the scan is after 10 weeks, ultrasound recordings are usually made through your abdomen. We realise this is often an anxious time for parents, while they wait for the next ultrasound to check on their baby.