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Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garment i.e. Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approximately 1 hour before appointment time.
Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary purpose of this scan.
All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience.
The length of this is approximately the size of your uterus and closely correlates to how far along you are.
She may notice that the size of your uterus doesn’t synch up with the standard growth charts (you measure big).
You will get a hospital appointment with a sonographer for your scan.
12-week scans normally take between 15 and 30 minutes.
It will capture key information allowing ladies to feel reassured and in a position to make key decisions such as sharing the pregnancy with family and friends.Not all units offer an early scan if all is going well in this pregnancy, though.Ask your GP if you want the reassurance of an early scan. The scan's main purpose is to work out accurately how many weeks pregnant you are and estimate your due date.‘This pushes the uterus into a better position so we can see the baby more easily,’ says Dean Meredith who is a Sonographer at The Portland Hospital, London.But don’t overdo it – we all know how often you need to pee these days.