Do i need to prepare myself for my dating and viability scan?
First trimester ultrasound is performed in the first 3-4 months of a pregnancy. The terms sonogram and ultrasound are technically very different. Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary purpose of this scan. We will continue our course of support for as long as you need us.
The corpus luteum will gradually resolve (get smaller) as the pregnancy continues. Please empty your bladder 1 hour before your appointment, drink 2 glasses of water and try not to empty your bladder again until after your appointment. You’ll need to activate to enter promotions – Everything you need to know about your 20-week scan, the common symptoms to look for and more.
Nuchal translucency scan (first trimester combined screening)
Sorry for your loses. You can ask for a copy of the scan picture (most hospitals make a small charge for this) and some hospitals will let you purchase a video recording too. Performing the transvaginal ultrasound usually causes less discomfort than a pap smear.
However, the accuracy of the ultrasound examination is always dependent on the skill of the sonographer and the quality of the equipment. All mums are offered a nuchal translucency (nt) scan and this is combined with the dating scan. Take a look at each week of your pregnancy, from conception to birth, with our comprehensive email newsletters. The gel helps improve contact between the probe and your skin. Or ask us a question online, instantly, using live chat monday to friday, 8am – 8pm. Pregnancy goes smoothly, and to identify any problems ahead of time.
What else will the dating scan reveal?
So sorry about your m/c’s. When is the best time in pregnancy to get an accurate dating scan? our midwife explains. A black and white image of your baby will appear on the ultrasound screen, which the sonographer will position so they get a good view. When properly done, an ultrasound procedure does not pose any threats.
I live in ireland, so have to go through my gp to get an appointment at the epu in my local hospital. They only do earlier ones if ectopic is suspected. This is the period of time which provides the most accurate assessment. We recommend that you present your dating scan results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. Remember: check your email and click on the link in the huggies welcome email to confirm your details. The nuchal test is usually done at the same time and done in conjunction with a blood test.
Tips for keeping the family healthy
Asking a close friend to come along with you or having a female doctor to carry out the scan may make your less nervous about the experience. Your privacy will always be respected during your ultrasound, especially the transvaginal examination. The average weight is less than 1 gram.