Fetal Medicine

All the necessary ultrasounds throughout the monitoring of a pregnancy.

Viability ultrasound (6-11 weeks)

It is also called an early pregnancy ultrasound and its purpose is:

  • to determine whether it is a singleton or multiple pregnancy and the chorionicity in the case of a multiple pregnancy;
  • to confirm that the pregnancy is inside the uterus and progressing smoothly.

Ultrasound is useful in cases where there is a suspicion of a poor outcome of the pregnancy (such as bleeding, pain, a history of previous miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies) but it can also be done to reassure the parents that everything is progressing smoothly, without any specific medical indication.