Early Pregnancy Scan & Dating
Early pregnancy scans would usually take place from 7 to 12 weeks within the first trimester of pregnancy. During early pregnancy your baby is pretty small and in the first stage of development. 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.
A full bladder is quite important for scans at this time.
What happens during an early pregnancy scan?
Early scans are completed transabdominally, although, an internal scan maybe required although, you would have the option to decline. There may also be a need to return for a complimentary follow up scan should your pregnancy be too early to see what we need to see. You will receive written report along with charts and measurements taken.
If your pregnancy is too early for us to confirm viability in one appointment you may need to attend for a second scan you will not be charged for a second appointment.
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
- Assessment of ovaries and pelvic area
- To date your pregnancy by measuring the baby
- Early pregnancy report & images
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