What exams are possible?
An ultrasound can clarify whether the embryo is still alive. Usually, we can see whether the heart is still beating. In that case, the chance of a miscarriage is very small, but not ruled out. An empty gestational sac or embryo the heart of which is no longer beating can be detected reliably with an ultrasound. An ultrasound shows the uterus’s contents on a screen. During early pregnancy, an ultrasound can best be performed through the vagina. Later on, an ultrasound can also be made through the abdominal wall. Using an ultrasound, you can only determine whether the heart of the embryo is beating after six weeks of pregnancy.