We offer early pregnancy confirmation ultrasounds at Peeping Moms Ultrasound. Typically these scans are done in an OBGYN, Midwife or Ultrasound clinic during your first visit.
Sometimes it is hard to get into your OBGYN or Midwife in a timely manner. For this reason we offer early pregnancy ultrasounds to help give expecting moms that peace of mind.
Do I need an order from my doctor?
Not for our Peeping Mom service. If you book our Peeping Mom service, we can provide you with peace of mind by showing you the development of what’s happening within the womb. This early pregnancy scan is perfect for expecting moms who want to see what’s going on inside of the womb at 6 weeks.
Diagnostic ultrasound services are available and would come with a report for your provider. Offering our diagnostic services in trans abdominal as well as trans vaginal. Our 1st trimester diagnostic ultrasound is only $99 for our cash pay clients.
What is seen on a 6 Weeks on Ultrasound?
Fetal Pole (Baby)
Baby’s heartbeat – using M-Mode – This is the safest way!
Number of babies
How big is my baby at 6 weeks?
Your baby is roughly 1/5 – 1/4 of an inch. That’s the size of a sweet pea. A Sonographer measures the baby by measuring from the crown to rump, also known as CRL or crown rump length. This is the most accurate way of dating pregnancy.
Check out this 6 week ultrasound on our YouTube channel!
Can I see a heartbeat on a 6 week ultrasound?
Yes! In most cases, we can see a baby or fetal pole’s heart beating on an ultrasound. A normal heart rate at 6 weeks pregnant is 90-110 beats per minute.
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First off, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re pregnant! There are likely so many emotions running through you right now. You are probably excited, scared, nervous. Wondering what the next steps are in navigating through this wonderful and stressful journey?
Don’t worry, this pregnancy blog will help guide you on some of the next steps and tips.
What’s my due date?
Do you track your menstruation on an app or in your calendar? Are your cycles regular or irregular? There are so many factors that can affect the answer of how far along you are. In female anatomy, we base the due date and gestations on a 28 day cycle. Sure, the majority of women are somewhere around the 28 day menstrual cycle, that doesn’t apply to everyone.
Tracking your menstruation on a calendar or app is an accurate way of knowing how long your cycles are. Knowing exact dates is helpful when trying to determine how far pregnant you are. This will also help in determining a proper due date.
Alternatively, another way we accurately determine your gestation is to schedule a 1st trimester ultrasound. Proactively, scheduling your first OBGYN appointment around weeks 7-10 is best.
1st Trimester Ultrasound Types
There are several methods of performing 1st trimester ultrasounds. As a Sonographer, I typically use 2 methods of performing 1st trimester ultrasounds. The more common methods are trans abdominal & trans vaginal ultrasounds.
Trans abdominal ultrasound
Trans abdominal ultrasound is the most common method of medical and elective ultrasound. Ultrasound gel is applied on the skin near the organs that need to be viewed. 1st trimester ultrasounds will be done in the pelvic region and correspondingly, the ultrasound gel will be placed near your pelvic bone and the areas adjacent. Trans abdominal ultrasound is the most common method used for elective ultrasound clinics.
Trans vaginal ultrasound
Have you ever wondered why you are required to fill your bladder for your first trimester ultrasound appointment? Your body is made up of several different layers: adipose tissue (fat), muscle, tendon, functional organ tissues, etc. Ultrasound waves have to penetrate through different tissue types and thicknesses that each have different rates of penetration and attenuation. Sound waves penetrate well through fluid as a result, give us a clearer focus on the surrounding tissue. Basically, your bladder and uterus are best friends, they are always hanging out and next to one another. Thus, we use the bladder as a “window” into your uterus. A full bladder helps the Sonographer obtain better images.
Alternatively, why don’t I typically need a full bladder for 2nd & 3rd trimester ultrasound? The amniotic fluid surround your baby provides the primary “window” for imaging.
Trans vaginal ultrasound is the “gold standard” for 1st trimester ultrasound scans. This allows the Sonographer to obtain images at a closer distance. Specifically, an ultrasound probe is inserted into the vagina. This gives the ultrasound waves less distance to penetrate the other body tissues. During the later parts of pregnancy, trans vaginal ultrasound is used for visualizing the cervix or other hard to see areas. Trans vaginal ultrasound should only be performed by an educated and trained Sonographer or medical provider.
1st Trimester services offered at Peeping Moms Ultrasound Boutique
Peeping Moms Ultrasound Boutique offers services to expecting moms as early as 6 weeks pregnant. For $69, we offer a service called the PEEPING MOM that would allow you to come in to view what’s going on in your womb. Our services are elective and don’t need a doctor’s order.
This service includes:
15 minute trans abdominal ultrasound
2-3 black and white prints
Baby’s heartbeat measured in M-Mode
Email with all images taken
YouTube video of your scan to share with friends and family
Measurements and due date calculated
Brief explanation on what’s happening in your womb