At this point, baby is too small for us to […]
At this point, baby is too small for us to see recognizable parts.
By the end of the first trimester, baby is large enough for the ultrasound image to show the head, body, arms and legs as distinct structures, but still small enough for his whole body to fit on the ultrasound screen.
In the second and third trimesters, baby has grown to the point that each ultrasound image contains only part of his body, such as the face, chest or abdomen. Make sure to ask the doctor or sonographer performing the scan to point out parts of your baby as they appear on the screen.
Since the large majority of obstetrical ultrasounds are normal, your scan is likely to be a wonderful, joyous experience, so plan to enjoy the show! As an expectant parent today, you can enjoy an opportunity never before available in human history: the chance to see your baby and begin to get to know him before the big arrival day.