Northland's Ultrasound Specialists
Phone: 09 974 8844
21/50 Kioreroa Road, Port Whangarei, WHANGAREI 0110


A transvaginal scan is an ultrasound scan using a specially designed transducer that is inserted into the vagina.  This type of scan is often used in early pregnancy when the baby is less than than 7 weeks or if the picture is not clear enough when looking through the tummy. It is also used later in pregnancy to check the exact position of the placenta if it is thought to be lying too near to the cervix.

This scan is usually painless and is performed with an empty bladder. It is also safe with no known adverse effects to the pregnancy.

The transvaginal scan often helps give us a clearer picture of what is going on as the transducer is so much closer to the baby. If this scan is recommended to you by the sonographer she will explain why she feels it is necessary and will only go ahead with your consent.