Transabdominal ultrasound will provide a panoramic view of the abdomen and pelvis and is noninvasive, whereas transvaginal ultrasound provides a more limited pelvic view and requires insertion of a probe into the vagina.Transabdominal ultrasound cannot reliably diagnose pregnancies that are less than 6 weeks gestation.An anomaly scan, also known as a mid-pregnancy scan, takes a close look at your baby and your womb (uterus).
This image shows a baby's face and hands at 20 weeks, and gives you an idea of what you will be able to see at this scan.
You may have a earlier scan, if you are experiencing pain or bleeding for example or unsure of LMP dates.
Transabdominal ultrasound (TAU) and also the transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) are valuable diagnostic tools in obstetrics and gynecology.
Seeing your baby on a screen can be a really exciting event.
You can also take your partner, friend or family member along to share the experience with you.