You will always have a choice about whether transvaginal ultrasound is performed.
You should not be concerned if we cannot see the baby’s heartbeat at this early stage, as this can be normal.
Pregnancy ultrasounds are performed mainly using transabdominal ultrasound.
For many women, especially after 8 weeks gestation, sufficient information about the baby may be obtained with transabdominal ultrasound only.
Your doctor will discuss the reasons for such follow-up, if this is necessary.
We realise this is often an anxious time for parents, while they wait for the next ultrasound to check on their baby.