First Trimester Scans

Contact Us Early Pregnancy Scan 6 weeks We at MUMS understand that the first few months of pregnancy can be quite an anxious time for many women with various concerns as to whether the pregnancy is developing normally or that it may result in a miscarriage or even an ectopic pregnancy. 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 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. 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. It can also be performed to confirm the results of a pregnancy test or just to provide you with some reassurance that all is progressing as it should be.

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First trimester ultrasound is performed in the first months of a pregnancy. Pregnancy ultrasounds are performed mainly using transabdominal ultrasound. For many women, especially after 8 weeks gestation, sufficient information about the baby may be obtained with transabdominal ultrasound only. However, in the early pregnancy, the developing embryo is very small at 6 weeks gestation, the baby is only mm long and a transvaginal ultrasound may be required to get a better image of the baby.

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The first trimester is months one, two, and three of your pregnancy. Below are scan pictures taken during the early weeks of pregnancy. Measurements taken at these early scans will help to; confirm a pregnancy, date the pregnancy and to see any problems that may occur in the pregnancy low lying placenta, twins etc.

Scans in early pregnancy are usually performed in the first trimester around 12 weeks. You may have a earlier scan, if you are experiencing pain or bleeding for example or unsure of LMP dates. Transabdominal ultrasound TAU and also the transvaginal ultrasound TVU are valuable diagnostic tools in obstetrics and gynecology. Transabdominal ultrasound will provide a panoramic view of the abdomen and pelvis and is noninvasive, whereas transvaginal ultrasound provides a more limited pelvic view and requires insertion of a probe into the vagina.

Transabdominal ultrasound cannot reliably diagnose pregnancies that are less than 6 weeks gestation. Prompt diagnosis made possible by transvaginal ultrasound can, therefore, result in earlier treatment. It is recommended that all pregnant women have a scan in the first trimester, to establish the date when the baby is due, check the number of babies also the position of the placenta.

First trimester ultrasonic scans may show ‘soft’ markers for chromosomal abnormalities, such as the absence of fetal nasal bone or an increased fetal nuchal translucency back of the neck to enable detection of Down syndrome fetuses. While your sonographer takes measurments they will explain what you are looking at. It may not be easy for you to make out what you are seeing on the screen in the early scans.

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Having a scan in the first few months of pregnancy can be a thrilling experience. It’s amazing to see the little blob with a heartbeat that will soon become your baby. When will I have my first scan? For most mums-to-be, the first scan will be a dating scan at between 10 weeks and 13 weeks plus six days of pregnancy NICE However, the timing of your first scan will also depend on how your pregnancy is going, and where you live.

Your midwife may recommend an early scan at between six weeks and 10 weeks if you have experienced bleeding. You may also be offered an early scan if you’ve had a previous miscarriage. Not all units offer an early scan if all is going well in this pregnancy, though. Ask your GP if you want the reassurance of an early scan. She may be able to refer you. Is a dating scan accurate? The scan’s main purpose is to work out accurately how many weeks pregnant you are and estimate your due date.

You may have calculated the length of your pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period LMP.

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Funny Lives Ultrasound at 8 Weeks: What to Expect An ultrasound can be exciting for the parents! An ultrasound is a picture that is formed by using sound waves. The gel allows sound waves to be passed through the uterus, and then they bounce back, creating an image. A vaginal ultrasound could also be done, based on how many weeks pregnant you are. For those who are going to get an early ultrasound, you may wonder what happens at 8 week ultrasound and how your baby is developing at this stage.

This ultrasound is often a great moment for parents. It is the most common time for women to have the first ultrasound, just to make sure that everything is okay. Some ultrasounds might be performed for other reasons; here are a few of them: If a mother is bleeding, the ultrasound can help determine the cause. An ultrasound can confirm the presence of multiple pregnancies. This ultrasound can check the size of the embryo, and confirm that there is a heartbeat. An ultrasound can determine the health of the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

An ultrasound can rule out an ectopic pregnancy or other problems.

Development Scans

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Having a scan in the first few weeks of pregnancy can be thrilling. It’s wonderful to see the little blob with a heartbeat that will become your baby. Usually two scans are done during the first trimester. A dating and viability scan, between six and nine weeks and an early morphology scan or NT scan between 11 and 13 weeks. Why do I need a dating and viability ultrasound scan?

Although you don’t need a scan to confirm a pregnancy, having one in the early weeks will: Check if your baby is in the right position inside the uterus. Let you hear your baby’s heartbeat, which is one of the signs that the pregnancy is viable. The heart usually starts beating at about six weeks. Find your accurate due date.

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We aim to meet the highest standards. The scan and blood test where efficient without feeling rushed and all very easy. These appointments can feel uneasy and make you feel anxious but I felt reassured and in professional hands the whole time Helen Campbell I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second.

She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had. On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see. Sarah Elliott We had the harmony test with the Birth Company and had a reassurance scan with sonographer Kirsty McGarry who was absolutely lovely and really put our minds at rest.

We had been scared by our NHS dating scan and left feeling like there was something wrong. We explained the situation and was treated very professionally and with good care. Also speedy appointments also as I had phone in the morning and got an appointment by afternoon. Ashley and Tom Really friendly, efficient service. My appointment was with Kate who was absolutely fantastic. The results came really quickly.

I’m 37 weeks. The doctor says my belly is small, but my baby is fine. Why do another ultrasound?


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