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You should then see the black-and-white image of your baby appear on the screen.
The clarity of the picture depends on a number of things.
You will have had earlier appointments and may have had an early scan if you've had any concerns such as bleeding, but otherwise this is the first time you'll get to see your baby, so it's a real milestone in your pregnancy.
Before the scan you will be asked to drink a lot of water and have a full bladder, as this puts the uterus in a better position to be scanned.
For instance, if you have any abdominal scarring or are overweight the picture may not be as clear.
Occasionally, if they can't see what they need to, the sonographer may ask you to have a transvaginal scan, where a very thin probe is used to look at the baby from close to the cervix. You will be able to watch the monitor and see the first pictures of your baby, which is always an extraordinary moment, whether this is your first baby or your fifth.
The sonographer will tuck some tissues under your clothes so you don't get gel all over them.
The pregnancy screening tests and scans you'll be offered vary slightly between different parts of the UK, so ask your midwife or GP what's available at the hospitals in your area.