Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in India is 200/100,000 live births, many of which are preventable.
To reduce MMR, the Government of India has set up basic obstetric ultrasonography facilities in primary health centers.
Having a scan in the first few weeks of pregnancy can be thrilling.
It's wonderful to see the little blob with a heartbeat that will become your baby.
Although you don't need a scan to confirm a pregnancy, having one in the early weeks will: But scans can also be quite worrying.
Speak to your doctor if there are things you don't understand or if you have any concerns after the scan.
Transvaginal: Imaging is performed with an empty bladder and as a result many women may find it more comfortable.
Your bladder should not be so full that it causes pain.
If your bladder is very full and painful, you should empty a small amount so that you are more comfortable.
Please empty your bladder 1 hour before your appointment, drink 2 glasses of water and try not to empty your bladder again until after your ultrasound.
A full bladder moves bowel out from your pelvis into your abdomen, helping visualisation of the pregnancy, uterus and cervix.