Early dating scan what to expect, week 4 scan
A full bladder is required for this scan.
A transvaginal ultrasound can detect earlier pregnancies. This scan is from 11 weeks to 14 weeks. If, at your appointment it is was not possible to confirm whether your pregnancy is ongoing or not we will recommend that you be rescanned in 7 — 10 days time.
It means a lot to us that we are able to provide this service and we promise to make sure we offer every parent to be the best possible experience during before, during and after their consultation at Baby Moments.
You will be asked to fill in a few extra details about yourself and your pregnancy to ensure our sonographer and team are completely informed as to why you are visiting us. You must be at least 10 weeks gestation or more for the blood sample to be taken.
Prompt diagnosis made possible by transvaginal ultrasound can, therefore, result in earlier treatment. Drinking fluids prior to the examination will enlarge the bladder.
Please enter the first day of your last menstual cycle below to work out how many weeks you currently are: There are no known risks to performing trans-abdominal ultrasound which uses sound waves to obtain pictures or images.
Some patients prefer this method of scanning as the resolution of the image is better, improving the accuracy of the measurements and the clarity of the pictures.
If your menstrual cycle is longer than 28 days it is advisable to wait until you are at least till 8 weeks from your LMP to confirm the viability of the embryo as you may not be as far as your dates suggest.
There is no radiation involved.
This early dating scan is available from 8 to 12 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy. A transvaginal ultrasound involves a small specially shaped transducer to be inserted into the vagina. The early pregnancy scan is the first pregnancy scan that you can have and is not routinely available on the NHS.
Not looking for a viability scan? We have great toys to entertain big brothers and sisters and plenty of room.
Only you can decide whether or not to have FTS.