It can be done as early as the 5th week of pregnancy. Sometimes the sex of your fetus can be seen by about the 18th week of pregnancy. Ultrasound is one of the screening tests that may be done in the first trimester to look for birth defects, such as Down syndrome.
How many ultrasounds do you get during pregnancy in Alberta?
The most accurate way to “date” your pregnancy is with an early ultrasound. The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada recommends that all women have two ultrasounds: one “dating” ultrasound at 11-14 weeks and one “anatomic” ultrasound between 18-20 weeks.
Do you get an ultrasound in 3rd trimester?
This is ultrasound after 28 weeks, commonly much later. It may also be referred to as a growth scan or late Pregnancy Ultrasound.
How much is maternity pay in Alberta?
The basic rate used to calculate maternity and standard parental benefits is 55% of average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount. In 2021, the maximum amount is $595 a week. For extended parental benefits, this rate is 33% of average insurable weekly earnings, up to a maximum amount.