If you cannot have a transvaginal scan and will need a transabdominal scan, please drink 1 litre (4 large glasses) of fluids 1 hour prior to your appointment. Do not go to the washroom to empty your bladder. You must have a full bladder for this examination.
Eat normally as there is no restriction on meals before or after the ultrasound.
If you are having a menstrual cycle, please only schedule these ultrasound procedures from (roughly) day 3 to day 10. If you are not having menstrual cycles, please ensure you are not pregnant prior to scheduling these ultrasound procedures.
This scan is performed through a transvaginal ultrasound. Transvaginal ultrasound is incredibly safe. In fact, all ultrasound in pregnancy is safe. Looking through the vagina provides a much clearer picture than looking through the abdomen and through the bladder, providing more accurate information in the early pregnancy when everything is only a few millimetres!
Please drink 750 millilitre (3 glasses) of clear fluids 1 hour prior to your appointment (water, juice, black coffee or black tea). Do not go to the washroom to empty your bladder. You must have a full bladder for this examination. Eat normally as there is no restriction on meals before or after the ultrasound.
You must bring all the papers from your doctor (blood work, requisition, eFTS screening paper, etc) with you to your appointment, and let the receptionist know you are having a Nuchal Translucency done.