Should I bother getting an early ultrasound?

Alicia

This is my first pregnancy, due March 20th.

I'm scheduled for my first ultrasound on Aug 10th (8 weeks) and I'm wondering if I should even bother.

I've had some early bloodwork to confirm this is not an ectopic pregnancy and while I'm not a doctor, don't feel this ultrasound is medically necessary. While I'd love to see the little bean, that's all my baby is at this point - a bean.

I know there's risks to unnecessary imaging and I'm wondering how you ladies feel about this.

Are you doing early imaging? What are the benefits you've found?

Thanks!