Why the early u/s now?

MomOf2 โ€ข Married ๐Ÿ’ DD:4yrs old ๐Ÿ‘‘ Angel Baby 5/6/2014 ๐Ÿ‘ผ My Rainbow Baby! 5/21/2015 ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™
Well, 5 years ago when I was expecting my daughter I didn't even get my first OB appointment till 13 weeks and an u/s till like 16 or maybe later weeks. With my angel baby I got it at 7 weeks and had an u/s done that same day, I am so thankful for it cause it showed that something was wrong.
โ€‹And with this baby I will be having it at exactly 8 weeks?ย 
โ€‹So I'm just wondering why they're doing u/s so early now a days?ย 
โ€‹Is it just a safety precaution? Or just to make more money?ย 
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