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Early Pregnancy Reassurance Scan with Sonographer

7-14 weeks


Early Pregnancy Reassurance Scan with Sonographer - EarlyLife
Early Pregnancy Reassurance Scan with Sonographer - EarlyLife Early Pregnancy Reassurance Scan with Sonographer - EarlyLife


Our early reassurance scan (sometimes called a viability scan) is an assessment that is carried out to establish the following:

  • An Intrauterine Pregnancy (to see if the baby is in the right place)
  • Number of Babies
  • Visualisation & Trace of Heartbeat (beats per minute)
  • Assessment of Ovaries and Pelvic Area
  • To Date Your Pregnancy By Measuring the Baby
  • Early Pregnancy Report & charts emailed, Images sent digitally
  • A full bladder is quite important for scans at this time.

 Early pregnancy scans would usually take place from 6 to 12 weeks within the first trimester of pregnancy. During early pregnancy your baby is pretty small and in the first stage of development. Early scans at this stage can bring it home to you that you are really pregnant and can reassure you that you are having a baby, sometimes even two. It is important that, if you are experiencing pain or bleeding your primary contact would be your midwife or GP to request access to your local early pregnancy assessment unit.

Below is a link that explains why we advise wating until 7 weeks for scan appointments 

Why is it better to wait until 7 weeks ?

What happens during an early pregnancy scan?

Early reassurance scans are completed transabdominally, although, an internal scan maybe required if we aren't able to see clearly, but you would also have the option to decline. There may also be a need to return for a follow up scan (only offered within 7-21 days of the initial scan appointment) should your pregnancy be too early to see what we need to see. There is no charge for a second appointment if it is needed, however, we do not recommend booking an ultrasound appointment until you are at least 7 weeks for reassurance scan appointments. You will receive a written report along with charts and measurements taken.

For useful pregnancy information - click here

If you have experienced pregnancy complications in the past, Tommy's pregnancy Hub is a really useful place to visit. Here, you can read about reassurance scans and why people have them.


"The best place I have ever been too they really have helped with us and reassured us when needed. Not only do they offer such lovely caring friendly appointments they rang me to help me in a time of need free of charge advice and even managed to fit us in the next day to see our baby when there was no appointments free. Highly recommended" 

- Georgina Amos-Ford