Guidance for you in your early pregnancy

Guidance for you in your early pregnancy

Pregnancy scan

We perform a vaginal ultrasound scan approximately 3 weeks after a positive pregnancy test. The doctor checks for fetal heartbeat, number of embryos and localization of the pregnancy. The size of the fetus is measured, and we estimate your due date.

If everything looks fine, we will close your treatment and you should contact your general practitioner to schedule further examinations and consultations during your pregnancy.

If you are pregnant with twins, we would like to see you for an extra ultrasound 2 weeks later.

Pregnancy symptoms

Symptoms of early pregnancy include nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness, fatigue, mood swings, frequent urination, and light menstrual pain. Some women experience many of the symptoms while others may have only a few.

Vaginal bleeding

It is common to experience small brownish spotting or pink watery discharge in early pregnancy. In many cases, it does not signal a major problem. However, if you experience bleeding of regular menstrual flow or severe pain in the lower abdomen, please contact us.  

Outside office hours, please contact the Medical Helpline 1813.



We recommend that you eat a healthy and varied diet and completely avoid tobacco and alcohol. It is important that you take a daily supplement of Folic Acid 400 micrograms.

Some women like to take it easy in the early stages of the pregnancy, however there is no scientific basis to do so. You may do light exercise with a heart rate at conversational level such as walking, cycling and swimming. Research do suggest though that you should avoid hard physical training with a high heart rate. If you want to, you can be sexually active.


While you are waiting

We know that the time leading up to your ultrasound may feel long and we hope that this leaflet as well as the websites below can provide you with answers to questions and concerns you may have.


Links - The National Board of Health - Good chemistry for you and your child - Dietary advice for pregnant women - Overview of eco-labeled products - Our website