What can I expect at an 8 week ultrasound? Your first ultrasound is called the “dating” or “viability” ultrasound. It’s typically done between 7 and 8 weeks to verify your due date, to look for a fetal heartbeat, and to measure the length of the baby from “crown to rump.” At this ultrasound, you’ll also learn whether you’re having one baby, twins, or more!
Can you see abnormalities at 8 week scan? General major abnormalities
Some severe embryonic/fetal abnormalities can be seen as early as 7–8 weeks of gestation.
What can the doctor see at 8 weeks pregnant? The visit will include measuring your blood pressure, height and weight, as well as a breast and pelvic exam, with a pap test if you haven’t had once recently. They’ll also likely take blood to test for your blood type, anemia and other medical and genetic conditions.
Can you hear a heartbeat at 8 weeks? Hearing a Fetal Heartbeat
A stethescope or handheld doppler devices may be used to hear the heartbeat beginning around 8 weeks. However, it may take until 10 to 12 weeks or so to be audible.