Why should I get a first-trimester ultrasound?

Your first trimester ultrasound will help you to know three things: 
  1. Viability- That your pregnancy is living, with fetal heart activity
  2. Placement-  That your pregnancy is implanted in the uterus, and not a tubal pregnancy
  3. Dating- Measurements allow very accurate dating of the pregnancy in the first trimester
These facts are all very important for the care and continuation of a healthy pregnancy, and to help individuals with their decision making when a pregnancy is unexpected.