Dating scan bedfordshire
For many expecting mums who do not want to go down the route of screening for a chromosomal abnormality such as Down’s syndrome then this scan can be performed to give reassurance that all is well up to 18 weeks of pregnancy.
The dating pregnancy scan performed between 6 – 18 weeks will confirm: That a gestation sac is seen within the uterus i.e. By 6/7 weeks in pregnancy it is possible to detect the baby’s heart beat(s) We measure the baby’s head (crown) to bottom (rump) length (CRL) allowing us to determine how many weeks pregnant you are.
Should a problem be found, we will make all the necessary arrangements for follow-up care at a suitable time and location of your preference.
We understand that having a baby is an exciting experience for couples and we are here to help you save and cherish those memories forever.
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.
Women have ultrasound scans in the first trimester (6-14 weeks) for many reasons; sometimes they have had a previous miscarriage and may be anxious about the next pregnancy, they may be experiencing some pain or bleeding, or just not feeling very pregnant.
For many women they just want the chance to see their baby and for reassurance. Most scans before 8 weeks will need to be scanned vaginally, this is where an ultrasound probe is inserted a short way into the vagina to visualise the uterus and pelvic structures, a full bladder is not required.
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.Early in pregnancy there maybe few signs to suggest that you are pregnant.You may have had the ‘blue line’ which suggests you are, but to see for sure will give you added reassurance.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.