Ultrasound scanning in early pregnancy can provide that confirmation and peace of mind that you need.Most women in early pregnancy experience no problems, but not all.The dating scan is an ultrasound scan that can be done as early as six weeks after the last period, but the dating scan will be most accurate when done between 8 and 12 weeks gestation.At this time, the fetus is a little larger and easier to measure.The heart can be seen beating in the chest area and the stomach, bladder and cord insertion are visible.The baby from this time onwards just has to grow and get bigger and stronger.
You may have had the ‘blue line’ which suggests you are, but to see for sure will give you added reassurance.
From 11 weeks the baby’s head, body, arms, legs, stomach, bladder and cord insertion will be checked to rule out a large number of major structural abnormalities including anencephaly, gastroschisis, exomphalos and megacystis.
A clear explanation of the procedure and what has been found during the scan will be given to you by our clinical specialist throughout the pregnancy scan.
Our pregnancy ultrasound scans are available seven days a week and appointments are available to suit you.
A small gestation sac in the uterus measuring approximately 3 – 4 mm Within the uterus a small gestation sac and maybe a small yolk sac within it can be seen.