Dating scan

dating scan

Baby Dating Scan 11-14 weeks - (20-30 minute appointment) £95 single, £110 Multiple pregnancy

The most accurate time to ‘date’ a pregnancy is between 10 and 13 weeks. This is the scan when you would be given your ‘due date’. The due date is an estimated date for your baby’s arrival – only the baby knows what day it is going to be born (unless of course you have a caesarean section)!

What do we look for?

We aim to:
• Confirm pregnancy viability – that we can see a heart beat.
• Confirm the gestational age of baby i.e. how many weeks you are and when we estimate your baby is due. We do this by measuring the Crown Rump Length (top of head to bottom).
• Check how many babies you are carrying and if you are carrying more than one baby – the type of pregnancy. If you are carrying more than 1 baby and they share a placenta, you will need more careful monitoring through your pregnancy. Around 2% of natural conceptions and 10% of assisted conceptions result in a multiple pregnancy.
• Look for potential pregnancy problems and severe abnormalities. At this scan we like to check the baby’s head, body, arms, legs, stomach, bladder and the cord insertion.

Ultrasound Pregnancy Scans

Early Reassurance or ‘viability’ scan 6 – 10 weeks
Nuchal Translucency Screening 11 – 14 weeks
NIPT Non Invasive Pre-Natal Testing from 10 weeks
Detailed Anatomy Scan 18 – 21 weeks
Simple Reassurance Scan from 11 weeks
Growth and Wellbeing Scan 23 – 40 weeks
3D and 4D Scans from 16 weeks
Growth, Placenta Location and Presentation Scan 38 – 40 weeks

 

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