Start Dating pregnancy with ultrasound

Dating pregnancy with ultrasound

– At this stage the pregnancy is of course small, but we should be able to see the gestation sac with a yolk sac developing in your uterus.

– At this stage the baby is now much more recognisable as a developing baby.

If the heartbeat is present and the baby measure appropriately for your dates, the risk for having a miscarriage now drops to 1%.

Most parents look forward to their scan because it gives them the first glimpse of their baby.

You will probably be give you a printout of your baby by the sonographer as a keepsake, it is important to remember the main purpose of the scan.

A pregnancy can be seen from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of your last period (LMP) and not the date of conception.

If you have had any bleeding or pain or any other symptoms then this scan will accurately confirm viability.

Ultrasound scans are painless but the gel used within the examination can feel a little cold and you may feel a little discomfort when the ultrasound probe presses on your tummy if you have a very full bladder.

An ultrasound scan typcally takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and the images seen will determine whether a Trans-Vaginal ultrasound scan (internal) is needed.

Early Pregnancy Scans are not routinely offered on the NHS but you may have one privately without affecting your NHS entitlement.

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).

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NEW – Reassurance Scan from 14-18 weeks £100 Have your reassurance scan at MUMS from 14-18 weeks of pregnancy.