Book dating scan

22-Oct-2020 05:01

During the scan, the sonographer will put gel on your tummy and move the transducer over your skin.

Your sonographer will show you an image of your baby on the screen, and then she'll look closely at the image to: A dating scan is a more precise way of establishing your due date than counting from your last monthly period (LMP).

In a lot of cases, the earlier you have your dating scan, the most accurate it will be at estimating your baby’s due date.

The purpose of a dating scan is to determine the foetal gestation age.

Your sonographer may ask to carry out a vaginal scan rather than one via your tummy.

A vaginal scan can offer a clearer picture of your baby earlier in pregnancy than an abdominal scan.

During the scan we will also measure the Crown Rump Length of your baby (CRL) and use these measurements to help determine an accurate gestational age in weeks.

Knowing just how far you are into your pregnancy will be incredibly helpful throughout the process and will help you prepare for the big day.

An accurate due date is particularly important for the result if you choose to have a screening test for Down's syndrome.Many hospitals have early pregnancy assessment units (EPAUs) that run daily.This means you can be referred for an early scan straight away, if needed.Prior to your appointment, we will provide you with a registration form which will also require your GP/midwife’s details.

It is your responsibility to let them know the results of your scan."We have now had 3 scans at the Brentwood branch, and the staff are lovely! the sonographer Teresa is lovely, she explains everything in so much detail and doesn’t rush through the scan!

Book now or email [email protected] for more information about this scan.