An early ultrasound is a more accurate way of estimating gestational age, knowing how far along you are is an important component of making a decision regarding your pregnancy.
Miscarriage rates vary considerably according to maternal age and how far along the pregnancy is, though it is estimated that between 10% and 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. An early ultrasound can play an important role in detecting miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy.
The infographic below gives pertinent information about a women’s pregancy and the benefits of taking an ultrasound. It’s a fun graphic to look at and it is insightful to pregnant women across the world.