Welcome to Merrion Fetal Health

Welcome to Merrion Fetal Health

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. Your reasons for having an Early Pregnancy Scan are to: We will always try to scan trans-abdominally first but if we need to do an internal scan then this will not be harmful in any way to the baby and would be discussed prior to having the scan.

Ultrasound scans

It is reassuring to know everything is as it should be. Early in pregnancy there maybe few signs to suggest that you are pregnant. Ultrasound scanning in early pregnancy can provide that confirmation and peace of mind that you need. Most women in early pregnancy experience no problems, but not all.

Have a heartbeat. Confirm the same or is suspected, the period that the embryo. An ultrasound scan will offer a dating scan in the first ultrasound at weeks gestation.

The purpose of this scan is to confirm your baby has a heartbeat, how many babies there are and when your baby may be due. Parents often find that coming for an ultrasound scan at this stage in pregnancy is reassuring especially if there has been some bleeding. How is the scan carried out? Under 10 weeks the best way to see your baby and get clearer images is by carrying out a transvaginal scan internal scan. However, if you would prefer to come with a full bladder we can start by scanning you this way and the undertake a transvaginal scan if necessary.

The Ultrasonographer carrying out the scan will give you a clear explanation of the procedure before the examination and will explain what they can see on the monitor during the scan. How do I get the results? After the scan you will be given a report of our findings and the Ultrasonographer will explain what you should do or who you should see next in your pregnancy. What is included in the cost of the scan?

We will give you a report, pictures and a DVD over 12 weeks free of charge of your scan. Limitations of ultrasound Ultrasound does have its limitations which might mean we get limited views of your baby. These usually occur if: You have a high BMI, if your bladder is not full enough and you decline a transvaginal scan or if you have a lot of gas in your bowel.

Dating Scan

You may like to take a look at charts for crown-rump length , biparietal diameter , femur length , abdominal circumference , gestational sac diameter , yolk sac diameter and intrauterine fetal weight. If you have problems understanding and calculating your due date, check out and download a copy of the Ob calculator by York Winston. Hutchon’s site and the Gestation Network also provide pregnancy calculators.

Early weeks pregnancy scan, dating scan, viability scan & for all your early pregnancy scan needs. Private Pregnancy & Fertility Scanning. Pregnancy and Fertility Services. We purchased a recording of our baby’s heartbeat to put into a little bear which was just the cutest thing ever. Thank you so much Diana and Cherish for a truly.

The first trimester is months one, two, and three of your pregnancy. Below are scan pictures taken during the early weeks of pregnancy. Measurements taken at these early scans will help to; confirm a pregnancy, date the pregnancy and to see any problems that may occur in the pregnancy low lying placenta, twins etc. Scans in early pregnancy are usually performed in the first trimester around 12 weeks.

You may have a earlier scan, if you are experiencing pain or bleeding for example or unsure of LMP dates. Transabdominal ultrasound TAU and also the transvaginal ultrasound TVU are valuable diagnostic tools in obstetrics and gynecology. Transabdominal ultrasound will provide a panoramic view of the abdomen and pelvis and is noninvasive, whereas transvaginal ultrasound provides a more limited pelvic view and requires insertion of a probe into the vagina. Transabdominal ultrasound cannot reliably diagnose pregnancies that are less than 6 weeks gestation.

Prompt diagnosis made possible by transvaginal ultrasound can, therefore, result in earlier treatment. It is recommended that all pregnant women have a scan in the first trimester, to establish the date when the baby is due, check the number of babies also the position of the placenta. First trimester ultrasonic scans may show ‘soft’ markers for chromosomal abnormalities, such as the absence of fetal nasal bone or an increased fetal nuchal translucency back of the neck to enable detection of Down syndrome fetuses.

While your sonographer takes measurments they will explain what you are looking at.

Early Pregnancy / Viability Scan (7-11 Weeks)

We aim to meet the highest standards. The scan and blood test where efficient without feeling rushed and all very easy. These appointments can feel uneasy and make you feel anxious but I felt reassured and in professional hands the whole time Helen Campbell I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. She is absolutely amazing, she explains everything really clearly, and has answered all sorts of bizarre questions and worries I have had.

On top of being clinically excellent she is also just the loveliest person and always a pleasure to see. Sarah Elliott We had the harmony test with the Birth Company and had a reassurance scan with sonographer Kirsty McGarry who was absolutely lovely and really put our minds at rest.

We came for an early dating scan and the experience was amazing😊 we came back tonight for our 16 wee Do you love your heartbeat bear our newst addition plays your little ones heartbeat as well as being a night light 💕💙.

If you are less than 20 weeks, we recommend that you drink some water or other clear fluids and do not empty your bladder prior to your appointment. Guide to number of guests Whilst guests are always welcome, the shorter duration of our Fast Result Scans means we cannot accommodate more than 3 plus yourself during the whole of your appointment.

Frequently asked questions What is the difference between diagnostic and non-diagnostic scans? Any pregnancy scans referred to as “non-diagnostic” should be avoided. It implies that the diagnostic ultrasound equipment is not being used in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines, that the person operating it may not be a health care professional or following their duty of care requirements i. All of our pregnancy scans include a minimum of a well-being check, are carried out by health care professionals who will act upon their duty of care with incidental findings and who can write clinical reports.

Our ultrasound systems are sourced through official channels and are set-up and operated to the manufacturer’s guidelines. What if my scan shows something is wrong or I need help after my appointment? Very rarely, there may be a problem that is totally unexpected and we are the bearers of bad news. Never easy to hear, we will ensure you have the time, support and a plan of care arranged.

7 Week Ultrasound

With transvaginal ultrasound, checking for embryonic development known to occur within a certain time frame more accurately dates a pregnancy. Transvaginal ultrasound can see embryonic development about a week before transabdominal ultrasound, the American Pregnancy Association APA states. Process A transducer, a wand-shaped probe, is inserted into the vagina and pressed against the vaginal walls directly next to the uterus.

It records high-frequency sound waves that create an image see Reference 4. Normally, ultrasounds before until week 4 of pregnancy shows nothing in the uterus and serve no purpose.

Five minutes. Brand new people. Brand new private scan accurate pregnancy. And i am going to be a heartbeat. Ultrasound dating overweight, nhs chiefs have already noticed that need to establish the dating scan is no baby.

When will I hear my baby’s heartbeat? Your dating scan usually happens between eight weeks and 14 weeks. Some scanning equipment doesn’t provide sound, though, so your sonographer may only show you your baby’s heartbeat on the screen. Your baby’s heart starts beating when you’re six weeks pregnant. Try not to be disappointed if your midwife doesn’t listen in to your baby’s heartbeat at this stage, though.

How active your baby is. Your midwife may have to play a game of chase across your tummy if he keeps moving around! The accuracy of your due date. The method your midwife uses to listen. These methods let your midwife listen to the heartbeat directly, so can be more accurate to use.

Calling anyone who had an early scan at 6 or 7 weeks please!

It is only natural to be curious and concerned about pregnancy and early pregnancy scans can give you peace of mind. What are the advantages of having an early pregnancy scan? It confirms a pregnancy It ensures that the pregnancy is developing in the correct place within the uterus It excludes an ectopic pregnancy Establishes the diagnosis and the type of a twin pregnancy By measuring the baby, it establishes the exact duration of the pregnancy in number of weeks and therefore establishes a more accurate estimated date of delivery.

Early scans from 7 weeks to check the heartbeat and to get an estimated due date Sexing/gender scans from 15 weeks, a week earlier than most other scan clinics You can double check gender if .

A head circumference measurement is undertaken to confirm gestational age and your baby must measure 16 weeks by our system to allow us to determine the gender of your baby. Gender Scan Media Extras When the primary purpose of your scan is completed, here are some popular recording media extras our Gender scan clients take home with them: If you are less than 20 weeks, we recommend that you drink some water or other clear fluids and do not empty your bladder prior to your appointment.

Guide to number of guests Most clinics can comfortably accommodate 5 guests including children for this scan. If you would like to bring more, please contact your chosen clinic when booking to check how many we can accommodate. Frequently Asked Questions What is the difference between diagnostic and non-diagnostic scans? Any pregnancy scans referred to as “non-diagnostic” should be avoided.

When will I hear my baby’s heartbeat?

Ultrasonography of the cervix[ edit ] Fetus at 14 weeks profile Obstetric sonography has become useful in the assessment of the cervix in women at risk for premature birth. A short cervix preterm is undesirable: This includes checking the status of the limbs and vital organs, as well as sometimes specific tests for abnormalities. Some abnormalities detected by ultrasound can be addressed by medical treatment in utero or by perinatal care, though indications of other abnormalities can lead to a decision regarding abortion.

The dating scan is usually done at some point between 8 weeks and 14 weeks recommends it’s done between 10 weeks and 13 weeks. You will have had earlier appointments and may have had an early scan if you’ve had any concerns such as bleeding, but otherwise this is the first time you’ll get to see your baby, so it’s a real milestone in your pregnancy.

Book your scan The early pregnancy scan is the first pregnancy scan that you can have and is not routinely available on the NHS. It is often done if you are not sure if you are pregnant or to provide reassurance in the very early stages of your pregnancy. It is particularly reassuring for women who have suffered a previous miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

An early pregnancy scan will: Determine the presence of a pregnancy Confirm the fetal heartbeat after 7 weeks Check the viability of the pregnancy Diagnose a multiple pregnancy Calculate your estimated due date EDD Following an early pregnancy scan, we would recommend that you have a Harmony Prenatal Test which can be arranged from ten weeks of pregnancy. You can have an early pregnancy scan any time from 6 weeks to 11 weeks and 1 day into your pregnancy.

These dates are calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period.

Dating Scan 6 weeks 4 days: Too Early?

First trimester ultrasound is performed in the first months of a pregnancy. Pregnancy ultrasounds are performed mainly using transabdominal ultrasound. For many women, especially after 8 weeks gestation, sufficient information about the baby may be obtained with transabdominal ultrasound only. However, in the early pregnancy, the developing embryo is very small at 6 weeks gestation, the baby is only mm long and a transvaginal ultrasound may be required to get a better image of the baby.

Transvaginal ultrasound is safe and commonly performed during all stages of pregnancy, including the first trimester.

While most pregnant women have their first scan at around 12 weeks, some of us are asked to have an ‘early’ scan or choose to have one done privately (when we asked mums on our Facebook community if they’d paid for a private scan, 24% of mums said they had).. According to midwife Ann Richley, your GP or midwife might suggest an early pregnancy scan if you’ve.

Ultrasound Scans Dublin Some Common Questions If you are wondering why you should have an early pregnancy scan , why not take a look at this video where one of our consultants, Dr. Shane Higgins, explains clearly the reasons for attending an early pregnancy scan — just click on: Especially if this is your first pregnancy, you may also be unsure as to when is the earliest you could have your first scan. Normally this 1st trimester scan is undertaken from 6 to 12 weeks.

These weeks refer to the gestational age of your baby, and what this means is that the date is taken from your last period. However we often recommend leaving this scan until after 7 weeks if possible, because at this stage we can normally get more accurate information at your scan. Also this first pregnancy scan is when we should be able to see how many babies are in your uterus, for those of you who are pregnant with multiples.

Of course you will want to know your estimated due date, and we can also give you this information at the early pregnancy scan. Sometimes baby could be located in the fallopian tubes and this can be determined at this time. This is called an ectopic pregnancy.

7 Week Ultrasound

What if the scan shows a problem? What is an ultrasound scan? An ultrasound scan sends sound waves through your womb uterus. These waves bounce off your baby as echoes.

Its fantastic that you saw a hb:) I wouldnt worry about the dating, it really hard to say how far gone you are this early one. I had an early scan when i though i was 10 weeks and was only 8 but they wouldnt give my EDD (estimated due date) untill i went for a scan at 13weeks.

Book now What is your due date? Perhaps you are uncertain of your dates or simply cannot wait until your NHS 12 week scan. A scan can also help you bond with your baby and help you to relax and start enjoying being pregnant. The dating ultrasound scan This scan can be carried out from 6 weeks to 18 weeks. The most accurate time to date you pregnancy is after 8 weeks through to 13 weeks. We ask that you to fill your bladder by drinking a pint of water before the scan.

This makes it easier to see the uterus and ovaries as the full bladder pushes away the overlying bowel area. On some occasions it is still difficult to see and so we may ask if a more detailed internal ultrasound scan can be done trans-vaginally. This is a simple procedure and does not cause any pain or harm to the pregnancy. A measurement of the baby from head to bottom or Crown Rump Length provides an accurate estimate of gestational age and expected date of delivery.

This is whether they share the same placenta which will highlight the need for closer monitoring of pregnancy. Identify potential pregnancy problems and severe abnormalities.

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