How to book a dating scan

28-Oct-2019 04:36 by 9 Comments

How to book a dating scan

For more information about antenatal screening click here. At your booking appointment (usually when you are between 8-12 weeks pregnant) we can take a blood sample to check the following: At this appointment you will also be asked for a urine sample to check for protein and infection.

Your midwife or GP will explain each test to you and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Your midwife may recommend an early scan at between six weeks and 10 weeks if you have experienced bleeding.

You may also be offered an early scan if you've had a previous miscarriage.

At this scan, we will measure the baby's size and based on this we will estimate your baby's due date (EDD), that the baby is doing well and whether you are carrying more than one baby.

It is helpful if you can have a full bladder for this scan. This test is optional and will provide a statistical risk of whether your baby is more or less likely to have Down's syndrome or some other chromosomal abnormalities.

This early pregnancy dating scan (ante-natal scan) is useful for those who: Are experiencing pain or bleeding in the pregnancy Had a previous miscarriages Had a previous ectopic pregnancy Are unsure of date of last menstrual period And for those who need reassurance prior to their NHS scan, now usually performed after 12 weeks.

With many early pregnancy units stretched to over capacity, it is not always possible to get a same day appointment.The early stages in life are the most critical time.It is reassuring to know everything is as it should be.Early in pregnancy there maybe few signs to suggest that you are pregnant.You may have had the ‘blue line’ which suggests you are, but to see for sure will give you added reassurance.Ultrasound scanning in early pregnancy can provide that confirmation and peace of mind that you need.

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