1st dating scan
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.
This is the period of time which provides the most accurate assessment.
Generally, ultrasounds which are performed in the first trimester are within 3-5 days of being accurate in terms of assessing gestational age.
This is because it is the longest portion of the embryo’s body and provides an ideal measurement baseline of growth and development.
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).
We will always try to scan trans-abdominally first but if we need to do an internal scan then this will not be harmful in any way to the baby and would be discussed prior to having the scan.
The early stages in life are the most critical time.
It is reassuring to know everything is as it should be.
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Our pregnancy ultrasound scans are available seven days a week and appointments are available to suit you.