An ultrasound scan uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the inside of your body. Becasue sound waves are used rather than radiation, an ultrasound scan is completely safe. Ultrasound scans in pregnancy are routinely used to produce images of the baby in the womb and will not harm you or your baby.
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Are you pregnant and wondering when is my due date? Calculate your due date with Cherish-UK’s pregnancy due date calculator, it will help you work out when your baby is due to arrive.
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All women are different and therefore may notice different signs and symptoms of early pregnancy. The most common early pregnancy symptoms are feeling sick and vomiting, feeling very tired, changes in your breasts and frequent trips to the toilet.
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Bleeding in early pregnancy is very common but should always be investigated by having an ultrasound scan. Possible reasons for bleeding in pregnancy are threatened miscarriage, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy.
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Pain can commonly occur during the early weeks of pregnancy and is often mild and crampy in nature. This is usually caused by the production of pregnancy hormones that can cause constipation or trapped wind, giving a feeling of bloating. If you have pain in early pregnancy it is advisable to have an ultrasound scan to exclude an ectopic pregnancy or an ovarian cyst, particularly if the pregnancy has been conceived through assisted conception methods.
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As long as you are deemed healthy by your doctor, flying when pregnant in the first trimester poses little risk to you or your unborn baby. The only exception is travelling on non-commercial flights where air pressure is not adjusted.
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