Ultrasound at 6 weeks?

posted 4 weeks ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
9551 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

If you do one you’ll probably see a tiny little speck. I had one at 7 weeks and that’s all I saw. 

Post # 3
6368 posts
Bee Keeper

take2bride :  Depends.  For my first pregnancy I had a confirmation at about 6 weeks and then a heartbeat, but by the time my second came around I had to wait until 8 weeks (and then miscarried that one).  When my second viable pregnancy came around I had two, confirmation and heartbeat/confirmation of dates as there was some confusion on dates.  And for my final, having two miscarriages prior, she had me come in relatively early after confirmhng HCG levels but I was only 6 weeks (thought I would be maybe 7 weeks based on HCG levels) and saw the heartbeat and a speck.  Then went in at 10 to confirm due date.


I think usually it is just 8 weeks because at that point you can get a good heartbeat, but hey, take the ultrasound as a win you get to see your baby twice in the first trimester 🙂

Post # 4
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Bell Tower on 34th

take2bride : Congrats to you on your baby! 🙂

My doctor recommended I wait until at least 6.5 weeks and I actually waited until 7 because most of the time you cannot see the heartbeat until 6.5-7 weeks.  I didn’t want to worry if I wasn’t able to see the heartbeat if I went at 6 weeks so 7 it was!  It was a wonderful appointment.  I got to see my little bean and his little fluttering heart hard at work!  Now he’s 15 months!  Time flies…  At 6 weeks you may only be able to see the baby’s form and the yolk sack. 

Again, congrats and wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Post # 5
7828 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

take2bride :  I had my first scan at 6 weeks on the dot (by ovulation) because of my history of miscarriage, and was able to see a heartbeat! That said it is very early and my OB warned me that if we didn’t see a heartbeat not to worry as it can be hit or miss that early. 

Post # 6
6279 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

take2bride :  My first was 6 weeks due to miscalculation.  Seriously it’s just a flutter on the screen… I’d have him hold off if you aren’t concerned.  Might as well make it worth your while.

Post # 7
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

You probably won’t see much. You might see a heartbeat, might not. Most doctors typically wait. My dr didn’t even do a confirm ultrasound, my first ultrasound wasn’t until 20 weeks. (I could have done the NT scan at 10-12 weeks but we did the genetic testing so my OB advised skipping it and we did). 

Post # 8
1862 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

take2bride :  At 6 weeks sometimes you see a baby, sometimes its too early. I have seen many mamas who have had a HB and baby at 6 weeks, while others just see a sac. I didnt have my first ultrasound until 8 weeks, and I saw my baby, sac, and heard the HB. I am now 11 almost 12 weeks. only 1.5 more weeks until I see my bean again!


Post # 9
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I had one at 6 weeks because it was a threatened ectopic. It was cool to see the flutter, but if you don’t have reason to be worried I’d wait until 7-8 weeks so you can see the heartbeat for sure.

Post # 10
2133 posts
Buzzing bee

take2bride :  unless you have some reason to worry about an ectopic, I’d probably hold off until at least 7 weeks. I had ultrasounds weekly between 6 and 9 weeks for other reasons. At 6 weeks, we got lucky and saw a heartbeat, but my doctor was really only looking to make sure the pregnancy was in my uterus and not my tube. Each week got a little bit more interesting. 

Post # 11
7184 posts
Busy Beekeeper

take2bride :  I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks because I did IVF. It’s a transvaginal and we saw a teeny speck and and a pulsing light flicker which is the start of cardiac activity. 

Post # 12
1708 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I had one at 5w 6d because I was leaving to China and South Africa for 3 weeks so I wanted confirmation that everything was ok at that point. Typically, they don’t do it till 10-12 weeks though. We saw the heartbeat. 

Post # 13
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

With my first, we weren’t sure when we conceived so we had 3 early on (one at just over 5 weeks, one at 6 and change, and finally one at 8 weeks). The first didn’t even show a heartbeat yet, the second did but was still too early to give a due date, and we finally got a due date with the third US. 

With my next two pregnancies, we were a little more in the know and didn’t do an US until the 8/9 week mark to get due date confirmation.  So- up to you. Agree with PP, might be too early to see much, but it’s always fun to take a peek at your baby! (Even if they do look like a blob). Congratulations! 

Post # 14
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I went for my confirmation appt at around 4.5-5 weeks and they referred me to the early ultrasound at almost 9 weeks. 

I just found out I’m pregnant again and doing my confirmation appt a week or so later this time… but the ultrasound is probably going to be around the same time as last time. 

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