Early Pregnancy Scan
Viability Scan (6-11 Weeks)
- Confirm pregnancy
- Heartbeat visualisation
- Gestation measurement
It is pretty common for women to be unsure of their dates or have irregular cycles. If this is the case, it’s recommended that you have an early pregnancy scan no earlier than two weeks after your first positive pregnancy test. It is often better to wait as long as possible for an early pregnancy scan, giving your sonographer more information to work with and see.
Early pregnancy scans are becoming more common as expectant parents look to confirm pregnancy as well as viability.
Early pregnancy scans may be recommended by your healthcare professional to assess the following:
Ultrasound scans are a safe procedure and do not cause discomfort. A gel will be administered to your abdomen, and then the probe will be pressed against your stomach to capture images. A full bladder leads to clearer images, so we ask that patients drink 0.5 litres of water prior to their scan. Depending on the gestational age, a transvaginal (internal) scan may be required – this often occurs if there is a miscalculation about the date of conception.
Your sonographer will explain the findings during your scan and be happy to answer any questions.
After your scan, we will provide you with a complete medical report and printed scan images.
If you wish to book your early pregnancy scan, please get in touch with us today via phone or our contact form.
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