I am not a nurse or an expert, but it gives you and your doctor information about how many embies have implanted, whether or not they are in the uterus or an ectopic and whether there is a heart beat. It also provides reassurance to most of us which is not to be underestimated.
You might be interested to hear that during my ET my consultant told me it was very important to watch the embies (well the bubble each side of the embies) during ET and to look at them on the screen as this had a positive impact on success rates. He also mentioned that the same was true of seeing the baby in an early scan and studies had demonstrated that this reduced m/c rates. He also specialises in miscarriage and apparently it is one of the reasons women in general who have suffered a m/c are offered an early scan. It improves the outcome.
I'm not in the same situation as you, but I had an ectopic (naturally concieved) in March and am now TTC again. I ahve been told that as soon as I think im pg again (if it happens, lost one tube!) i have to tell my fert. spec. ASAP so they can keep scanning me to make sure not another ectopic etc...
Obviously, im at a high risk, think its 30% chance if you have already had one but also there is a risk with Clomid and IUI?IVF too. Also, m/c rate is higher. So, its a good idea to go and get it all checked out
Best of luck with everything. Jo x
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