How a Sonogram Can Determine if Your Pregnancy Is Normal or Abnormal

…..Over the last 30 years, ultrasound has changed dramatically in how we evaluate early pregnancy.  Transvaginal sonography has allowed us to assess early gestation with better clarity. …..The gestational sac is the first visible sign of a normal intrauterine pregnancy.  This should be seen with the transvaginal sonogram by 5 weeks after the last menstrual period….

Evaluating Your First Trimester of Pregnancy – The HCG Hormone’s Role

…..Let us now start to review how early pregnancy (the first trimester) is evaluated, especially in the case of bleeding. …..The embryo produces a hormone called hCG very early in the pregnancy, and later the placenta also produces this hormone.  Repeating or checking the levels of the hCG every 2 to 3 days is helpful…