Early pregnancy dating ultrasound
– 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%.
– At this stage we can see a fetal heartbeat and the early separation of the embryo from the yolk sac.
The point of the scan is to work out how many weeks pregnant you are. Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial management CG 154. 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 ) provides reassurance in this very early stage of your pregnancy.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).
Early Pregnancy Scans are normally performed trans-abdominally (through your tummy) however an internal (vaginal) scan may be required at earlier gestations ie 6-7 weeks to see all the necessary detail, or if your womb tilts backwards (retroverted).