Hi there, This is my first pregnancy and my first post on this forum.Last week I went in for my first ultrasound, and according to my LMP I should have been 7 weeks and 2 days into my pregnancy.
Fetal heart rate tends to vary with gestational age in the very early parts of pregnancy.
Normal heart rate at 6 weeks is around 90-110 beats per minute (bpm) and at 9 weeks is 140-170 bpm.
Currently used equipments are known as real-time scanners, with which a continous picture of the moving fetus can be depicted on a monitor screen.
Very high frequency sound waves of between 3.5 to 7.0 megahertz (i.e.
Movements such as fetal heart beat and malformations in the feus can be assessed and measurements can be made accurately on the images displayed on the screen.
Such measurements form the cornerstone in the assessment of gestational age, size and growth in the fetus.
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The conducting gel is non-staining but may feel slightly cold and wet.
There is no sensation at all from the ultrasound waves.
However, I was very concerned when the technician told us the baby was only measuring at 5 weeks and 3 days, and there was no detectable heartbeat yet.