Individual circumstances may dictate that more scans may be offered and a breakdown of what you could receive is detailed below.
Early viability scan This usually takes place at 6 to 10 weeks of pregnancy.
A pregnancy can be seen from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of your last period (LMP) and not the date of conception.
The main purpose of an early obstetric/dating scan ultrasound’s is to determine the viability of your pregnancy, to confirm how many weeks pregnant you are and to estimate your due date.
This scan will also show if you are expecting a multiple pregnancy.
You’ll be asked to lie down on a table and required to expose your abdomen, down to the pelvic bone, but you can keep your underwear on.
The sonographer will tuck a piece of tissue into your underwear to protect your clothes, then drop some gel onto your abdomen.
It can also be performed to confirm the results of a pregnancy test or just to provide you with some reassurance that all is progressing as it should be.
At MUMS we are very proud of our professional experienced and caring staff who will ensure that you receive the best care possible and give advice and support where appropriate.
You will be asked to lie on a couch and a water-based gel will be applied to your lower abdomen.
The ultrasonographer or consultant will move the probe over your abdomen while looking at pictures of your baby on a screen.
The purpose of this scan is to check that your baby is developing normally.