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Why choose to have a dating scan? Like an early pregnancy scan, it will also tell you if your pregnancy is ongoing or not.
What if my scan shows something is wrong or I need help after my appointment? Are your sonographers qualified?
Private ultrasound dating scan (sometimes called 12 week scan or booking scan). We recommend that you present your dating scan results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary purpose of this scan.
All our sonographers are fully trained and qualified to perform ultrasound scans and many of them also work in the NHS locally. Scans with Ultrasound Direct will always be performed by a qualified professional whose primary interest is your health.
All our sonographers take care to follow the latest safety guidelines and are registered with the HCPC. What if I get bad news during my scan?
Are children welcome in the scan room? The number of guests you can bring in for a scan is listed with the scan on our website. Your midwife or doctor will book you a dating scan appointment. It will usually take place at your local hospital ultrasound department.
The person performing the scan is called a sonographer. You may need to have a full bladder for this scan, as this makes the ultrasound image clearer. You can ask your midwife or doctor before the scan if this is the case.
When will I have my dating scan? You'll have a dating scan, also known as a week scan between about 10 weeks and 14 weeks of pregnancy. For most mums-to-be, this is their first scan (NICE , Newson ). You'll only have a scan before this, between six weeks and 10 weeks, if you've experienced bleeding, pain, or problems in a previous pregnancy (Miscarriage . Dating Scan Details. Our Dating Scan offers pregnancy assurance to mums from as little as 8 weeks (based on your LMP). Each of our early pregnancy scans come complete with a medical report. Our expertly trained sonographers and clinic team will provide you with the best possible reassurance at any stage between 8 - 12+6 weeks pregnant. Dating scans are a type of ultrasound scan performed during pregnancy. They are usually performed before 15 weeks. The scan can detect your baby's heartbeat, birth date and weight. Learn about dating scans on the HSE website.
Find out more about what happens during a pregnancy ultrasound scan. They will advise you about what to do. Find out more about pregnancy and coronavirus. This scan can detect some health conditions, such as spina bifida.
Screening for Down's syndrome will happen at the dating scan if:. The screening test for Down's syndrome used at this stage of pregnancy is called the "combined test".
A dating scan is an ultrasound examination which is performed in order to establish the gestational age of the pregnancy. Dating scans also reveal other important information such as: the number of fetuses and gestation sacs. the presence of a heart beat. the size of the fetus, from which the gestational age is estimated. Private ultrasound dating scan optimized for fast results, ideal if you would like to confirm your dates from 8 weeks onwards. We recommend that you present your results to your healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary. The person performing the scan is called a sonographer. You may need to have a full bladder for this scan, as this makes the ultrasound image clearer. You can ask your midwife or doctor before the scan if this is the case. The dating scan usually takes about 20 minutes. Find out more about what happens during a pregnancy ultrasound scan.
It involves a blood test and measuring the fluid at the back of the baby's neck nuchal translucency with an ultrasound scan. This is sometimes called a nuchal translucency scan.
The nuchal translucency measurement can be taken during the dating scan. Find out more about the combined screening test for Down's syndrome.
You will not be offered the combined screening test if your dating scan happens after 14 weeks. Instead, you will be offered another blood test between 14 and 20 weeks of pregnancy to screen for your chance of having a baby with Down's syndrome. This test is not quite as accurate as the combined test. Page last reviewed: 4 December Next review due: 4 December When you can get pregnant Signs and symptoms When you can take a test Finding out.
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