In the picture, the face of the foetus is facing forward.
Social media users likened the image to Harry Potter character Voldemort, while other referenced characters from films such as Predator, Transformers and Saw.
Luckily, the new mum-to-be saw the humour in the image, captioning it, 'My ultrasound technician decided to do a front face image of my baby and it was the most terrifying thing ever seen in my f***ing life.'
She also retweeted some hilarious responses to the scan.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.