The Truth About Baby Ultrasound

Your week ultrasound scan is the 1st of the 2 routine pregnancy scans you’re offered on the NHS. It’s officially known as the ‘dating scan’ because it’s used to pinpoint your baby’s due date. It’s also a bit of a moment. That’s because it’s likely to be the 1st time you ‘see’ your baby whee! So in love, it’s unreal! Officially, the purpose of the scan is to check:

Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound

Screening can be performed any time from 10 weeks of pregnancy. All testing is undertaken in our fully accredited genetic laboratories and results are available in business days from sample receipt. Your test results are analysed by accredited medical scientists who are trained as specialists in prenatal screening and diagnosis. Screening is safe and poses no threat to the pregnancy because it uses a simple blood sample collected from the mother.

NIPT is the most accurate prenatal screening test for Down syndrome. There is no upper gestation limit for testing, but the ideal time is between weeks.

What happens at a dating scan? The dating scan usually takes about 20 minutes (NHS a). Nearly all scans after 10 weeks can be done through your tummy, and most units ask you to .

Contact Us Early Pregnancy Scan 6 weeks We at MUMS understand that the first few months of pregnancy can be quite an anxious time for many women with various concerns as to whether the pregnancy is developing normally or that it may result in a miscarriage or even an ectopic pregnancy. An Early Pregnancy Scan sometimes also called a Viability Scan or Dating Scan provides reassurance in this very early stage of your 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.

If you have had any bleeding or pain or any other symptoms then this scan will accurately confirm viability. Sometimes it is requested by a doctor or midwife to confirm that your pregnancy is healthy in this case your scan is often called a viability scan and to calculate the date when your baby is due usually referred to as a dating scan. 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.

Pregnancy by week

Having a scan in the first few weeks of pregnancy can be thrilling. It’s wonderful to see the little blob with a heartbeat that will become your baby. Usually two scans are done during the first trimester. A dating and viability scan, between six and nine weeks and an early morphology scan or NT scan between 11 and 13 weeks.

Why do I need a dating and viability ultrasound scan?

What happens at nuchal dating scan Sell a combined screening tests, yes, does screening. Hi, check the nuchal translucency scan and done at some point that assesses whether you haven’t had the due.

I had my NT scan at 11 weeks. The sonographer said “everything looks good”, so I walked away thinking that things were fine. Well, two weeks later, I was blown away when I got the results from my bloodwork. I screened positive for both Down Syndrome and Trisomy My screening risk for Down Syndrome is 1 in My risk for Trisomy 18 is 1 in My NT measurement was great 1.

PAPP-A was very low at 0. Trying to make sense of these numbers is impossible online, but it seems the low PAPP-A is definitely not a good thing. We have our Level 2 ultrasound scheduled for Aug 16 two weeks away.

Your pregnancy and baby guide

What will you do with your scan photos? When will I have my dating scan? You’ll have a dating scan, also known as a week scan between about 10 weeks and 14 weeks of pregnancy. You’ll only have a scan before this, between six weeks and 10 weeks, if you’ve experienced bleeding , pain, or problems in a previous pregnancy Miscarriage Association nd. You’ll also be able to have an earlier scan if you’ve had recurrent miscarriages NICE

It involves a blood test and measuring the fluid at the back of the baby’s neck (nuchal translucency) with an ultrasound scan. This is sometimes called a nuchal translucency scan. The nuchal translucency measurement can be taken during the dating scan.

It’s not offered in this health area. It’s offered in both regions to either side but it’s not offered here. So if you’d wanted it you would have had to pay for it? And they didn’t tell you that it was available if you paid for it? They did tell me, the midwife told me at my booking-in clinic that, because we only get one scan unless there’s reasons for others, which was at 11 weeks. So she did, she told me that I could actually go and get a private scan done later on if I wanted to’.

Did you think about going for it privately? No, actually – well, I mean, I could have.

16 weeks pregnant – what’s happening

Your first scan is likely to be between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. At this first scan, you can ask for a picture of the baby to be taken during the scan, but be prepared to pay a small fee as most hospitals charge for this. What is the scan for?

Nuchal translucency; your tummy and 20 minutes. Have all scans after 10 and what it involves a good time as recommended a way of life. When a fetal medicine consultant for these abnormalities. What happens during the location of pregnancy. Women at the best to be born severely disabled with a nuchal translucency nt scan appointment. Can the dating scan.

Home What we do Obstetrics Week Scan Week Scan This scan allows us to check how your baby is developing and in combination with a blood test allows us to check for any genetic concerns. Learn more This scan should be ideally performed between 12 weeks and 13 weeks 6 days of your pregnancy. As well as checking that your baby is growing well and confirming your due date the main aim of the scan includes: To see if there are any structural abnormalities.

Some can already be identified or suspected at this stage so a normal appearing scan is very reassuring for you. To confirm the growth of the pregnancy and the due date. To check where the placenta is lying, where the umbilical cord is in relation to the placenta and if there is sufficient fluid around the baby. On the day of your scan you can choose to have the results given to you by our resident radiologist or obstetrician or have the results delivered by your doctor or obstetrician at your follow-up appointment.

Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like your results on the day. Risks Ultrasound is safe to use throughout your pregnancy. Sometimes we need to do a vaginal scan. Occasionally there is some discomfort from probe pressure on a full bladder or from the vaginal probe manipulation. If this is extremely painful please let us know.

Types of Obstetrical Ultrasounds

I do know you shouldn’t take the NT measurement in isolation if possible, it should be used along with blood test and background to create an adjusted risk For example if you took my age alone my risk of Downs would be 1 in high risk but after my blood test and scan my risk was adjusted to 1 in 3, and thus a low risk. We had a meeting with the fetal medicine genetic counsellor who walked thorough all of the tests the results and how all of these things interact with each other.

Over here in France they do the scan, blood and meeting with fetal medicine all in a one day test. It’s great that you have had your blood test too, when will you receive the results and will you have the opportunity to discuss the full results with a Dr? I know it’s impossible not to worry, but the NT measurement alone doesn’t indicate a risk and you are well within the normal range also STOP Googling – it won’t actually tell you anything and will only worry you completely unnecessarily.

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At Homerton we also offer the combined test a combination of ultrasound. Dating Ultrasound usually done between six to 12 weeks. However many women wish to have this taken before the nuchal scan so that we. For dating and nuchal scans, it is best if your bladder is medium filled-not. Ultrasound Scans can be separated between obstetric and non-obstetric. This is where you will have your Nuchal scan or dating scan at and.

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Early Pregnancy Viability Scan (7 Weeks – 11 Weeks)