Hey all. I'm pregnant again after a MMC in June this year, so feeling very nervous. When we saw the midwife she said that because we opted not to have the NT scan they can date scan me at my small local hospital from 10 weeks. Just wondered if anyone else has had their dating scan this early? The only thing I'm worried about is if everything is ok we'll still be less than 12 weeks so wouldn't know whether to tell everyone or not?
Women who have a history of ectopic pregnancy or who experience symptoms such as bleeding or stomach pains soon after becoming pregnant may be invited to have a scan at an early pregnancy unit in their local hospital. These scans are not routinely available for pregnant women on the NHS unless there is a medical reason for one. We spoke to Rhonda Flemming, consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician at London Gynaecology , as well as to four mums who had glimpses before the three month mark, to find out what you need to know about the procedure. Flemming says it is possible to have a scan from as early as four weeks into your pregnancy and in some rare cases scans may be performed even earlier than this.
Back to Your pregnancy care. If you're pregnant in England you'll be offered an ultrasound scan at around 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. This is called the dating scan.
Appointment length: 15 minutes, of which you can expect 4 to 10 minutes of scanning time. This can be carried out from 8 weeks. Purpose of Scan: to confirm an on-going intra-uterine pregnancy and to check that there is a foetal heart beat. The presence of 1, 2 or more babies can be established. No Gender determination at this stage.