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 scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience.
Determination of fetal gestation, dating of pregnancy, single or multiple pregnancy confirmation using ultrasound between 12 — 16 weeks gestation, no sexing.
20 minute appointment to determine viability and identify multiple pregnancies
A dating scan sometimes called a booking scan will tell you how many weeks pregnant you are and if you are having one or more babies. Very rarely, there may be a problem that is totally unexpected and we are the bearers of bad news. Early Scan weeks. Dating Scan weeks.
Cervical Length Scan weeks. Internal scan to assess and measure the Cervical Length. Anomaly Scan weeks.
Growth Scan weeks. Presentation Scan weeks. Gender Scan weeks.
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Nearly all scans after 10 weeks can be done through your tummy. For this scan, you will be asked to come to your appointment with a full bladder. The sonographer will put some gel on your tummy and move a small handheld device, called a transducer, over your skin to get views of your baby.
Early Pregnancy Scan (6 -14 weeks)
If your uterus is very deep in the pelvis or if you're overweight, you may be offered a vaginal scan, which can get nearer to your baby. One of the reasons for the scan is to work out how many weeks pregnant you are, and to estimate your due date. The length of your pregnancy is calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period LMP , even though you don't actually conceive until 14 days after that, and later than this if your cycle is longer than 28 days. The LMP is used because most women know when their last period was, but may not know when they actually conceived.
Private pregnancy ultrasound scans
If you do know the conception date, this is classed as day 14 and not day one. If you have an irregular cycle, or if you've recently been taking the contraceptive pill, working out the date from your LMP isn't a very accurate method. Scans are more accurate than using the LMP and, if the scan date differs from your period dates, the scan date will be used.
The scan date is usually later than the period date, so accurate dating has been found to reduce the number of women having labour induced because their babies are overdue. It may also help you avoid feeling disappointed if your baby is 'late'. Usually, a scan in the third trimester is done to check how well your baby is growing.
If the measurements are all within normal limits, your baby is likely to be growing well. You may be advised to have a second scan in few weeks' time to ensure that the rate of growth of your baby is satisfactory.