Dating scan

Using state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, you and your partner can share in the experience of seeing your baby grow and mark the milestones in their development as your pregnancy progresses. You may also choose to have a 3D and 4D scan to further enhance the excitement of seeing your baby as they grow, and will of course have the opportunity to share the images with your friends and family. Please follow the links below for more a detailed look at the pregnancy scans we offer at The Portland Hospital. Ultrasound scans are carried out at the different stages of your pregnancy, to help assess the progress of your unborn baby as they develop in the womb. Each scan you have at The Portland is incredibly exciting, as our sonographers provide you and your partner with important information such as your expected date of delivery and, if you wish to be told, your baby’s gender. You will also be given copies of the ultrasound images from each scan to take home with you.

When will I have my first scan?

This first routine scan is carried out for the following reasons:. It is not diagnostic. We also like to arrange this for around 12 weeks, but it can be performed between 10 and 14 weeks. Occasionally during the scan, a miscarriage might be diagnosed even though you might still ‘feel pregnant’.

An early pregnancy scan will: Determine the presence of a pregnancy; Confirm the fetal heartbeat after 7 weeks; Check the viability of the pregnancy; Diagnose a.

It is important that you see a Midwife as early as possible in your pregnancy. Women have their first and longest Antenatal appointment between 6 – 12 weeks of pregnancy with their Midwife. This is called a “booking” visit and involves questions about your health, any illnesses or previous pregnancies. This helps us to see if there may be any possible problems during your pregnancy and allows us to tailor your Antenatal care for your specific needs. At the start of your pregnancy, during your booking visit, your Midwife will make an assessment based on your previous and current medical and pregnancy history.

If you have not had any problems, then the Midwife will state that you are low risk and will be suitable for Midwifery-led care. This means that you will have all of your Antenatal care provided by the Midwife, and you will only need to attend the hospital for routine scan appointments. You will not see an Obstetrician unless a problem arises. During your pregnancy we will continuously assess you and your baby to ensure that we provide the appropriate care for you and your baby.

Meet your miracle

Worried about your pregnancy in the early weeks? We explain just how early you can have a pregnancy scan, what it involves, how to book one privately and how much it might cost. By Rachel Mostyn.

A pregnancy can be seen on scan from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of your last period (LMP). We should be able to see a heartbeat from 6 weeks. If you​.

An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves and their echoes to create pictures of your growing baby. Ultrasound pictures scans are black, white and grey. There are different reasons for doing ultrasound scans at different stages during your pregnancy. Everyone is offered two routine scans, which are:. You might be offered more scans if you have any health problems that might affect your pregnancy such as diabetes.

Your midwife or obstetrician a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and childbirth will let you know if you need any extra scans. Your midwife or doctor can tell how far into your pregnancy you are by measuring your baby’s crown—rump length. This is the length of your baby from the top of their head to their rump bottom. On average, your baby is about 8. This scan will also tell you if you’re expecting more than one baby. If you want to, your sonographer or doctor can also screen you for Down’s syndrome at this scan.

They might also ask you to have a blood test. Your doctor or sonographer will check your baby’s major organs, arms and legs, and measure the size of their head, waist and thigh bone. Your doctor or sonographer will also check the position of the placenta, which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to your baby.

Early pregnancy and dating scan

Baby Connections is a private obstetric ultrasoun scanning centre at St Joseph’s Hospital with experienced sonographers. We offer a complete range of obstetric packages giving you the reassurance at all stages of your pregnancy. We perform early pregnancy scans, gender determination, 4D and late presentation scans. You are embarkign on a life changing journey.

Early pregnancy scans from 6 weeks gestation for when you need some reassurance about your pregnancy.

It gives you the opportunity to see some visual evidence of your pregnancy and we consider the scan to be crucial for the following reasons:. The vast majority of babies are born without any form of disability. However, all women have a small chance of delivering a baby with mental or physical disability and some major structural anomalies can be detected at the early pregnancy scan.

The chance of the fetus having a chromosomal imbalance will depend on the age of the mother and the measurement of the amount of fluid found behind the neck of the fetus between 12 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. Screening Test for you and your baby. Recent studies have shown that the length of the neck of the womb cervical length might indicate the chances for going into labour prematurely. We check this at the time of your week scan and discuss the findings with you. One to two percent of pregnant women have a short cervix measuring lass than 15mm during pregnancy.

One out of three women with a short cervix may deliver early preterm delivery before 34 weeks. There is no known effective treatment to prevent early delivery. We are conducting a national study where women with a shorter cervix are offered pessaries which may contain progesterone.

Early Pregnancy Scan / Viability Scan / Dating Ultrasound Scan from 6-11 weeks of pregnancy

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Early Pregnancy Scan £; From 6 weeks, 30 minute appointment, determine viability, gestation and date of your baby. Includes estimated due date, full report​.

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Early pregnancy scan

An Early Pregnancy Scan sometimes also called a Viability Scan or Dating Scan provides reassurance in this very early stage of your pregnancy. A pregnancy can be seen on scan from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of your last period LMP. We should be able to see a heartbeat from 6 weeks. If you are unsure of your dates or have irregular cycles we do ask that you have a scan two weeks after your first positive pregnancy test.

Sometimes it is requested by a doctor or midwife to confirm that your pregnancy is healthy in this case your scan is often called a viability scan and to calculate the date when your baby is due usually referred to as a dating scan.

All women who choose to give birth at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are offered an appointment to have an early scan, between weeks.

Get the earliest confirmation of dates from 8 weeks using measurements of the baby. For added peace of mind during your pregnancy, our reassurance scan is from 12 weeks. Our firstScan clinics offer a range of specialist early scans , such as IVF, reccurent miscarriage, previous ectopic and more. At the heart of all our scans is the well-being of Mum and Baby from as early as 6 weeks two weeks after your first positive pregnancy test. All packages are designed to suit individual pregnancy requirements built with Mum in mind.

Yes this won’t be a problem. You can bring up to 1 additional adult guest to your scan. Some clinics are excepting 2 adult guests, but please check this with your local clinic before your scan. If your scan will be completed tran-vaginally then a full bladder is not required.

Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS)

Casualty First is now open on an appointment only basis, Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm. To book an appointment, click here. We are offering Outpatient appointments. In many cases these can be conducted virtually.

Information about the first trimester ultrasound scan, also known as the pregnancy dating scan.

Log in Sign up. Community groups. Home Pregnancy Health Antenatal scans. Becky Taylor Midwife sonographer. If your pregnancy is going well, your first ultrasound scan will be your dating scan, between 10 weeks and 14 weeks of pregnancy. Early scan An early scan is offered from six weeks, so before your dating scan. Your midwife or GP will only recommend an early scan if there’s a concern, for example, if you’ve had bleeding in this pregnancy.

Having An Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan