We ask that you come with a full bladder for this scan as it usually allows us to get the best possible picture of the baby Your midwife or Doctor will discuss maternal serum screening (screening for Down’s syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities) with you.If you decide to go ahead with this optional screening test you will be offered a scan between 11 weeks 2 days and 13 weeks 6 days (ideally 12 weeks).Dating a pregnancy accurately at the earliest possible time is important.In a normal pregnancy it does not matter what the dates are, but if anything should go wrong it becomes very important as to what treatments may be prescribed.For instance, if your period starts on the 5th April, then your estimated due date for delivery is the 12th January.The dating scan is an ultrasound scan that can be done as early as six weeks after the last period, but the dating scan will be most accurate when done between 8 and 12 weeks gestation.Ultrasound Scan to Date Pregnancy and Estimate Baby’s Due Date Dating scans are the most accurate way of establishing your baby’s due date and finding out how many weeks pregnant you are.First View Imaging offers ultrasound scanning to date your pregnancy from 7 weeks gestation.
If you need to change your appointment, we have a telephone line where you can leave a message.
Click on the quicklink to the right hand side of this page to download any of the factsheets covering the different types of scans.
Fetal Medicine Consultants in this Department also provide First and Second Trimester Screening Services.
At this time, the fetus is a little larger and easier to measure.
Even dating scans can be inaccurate for the due date, but they are never as inaccurate as using the menstrual period.