Baby Bell! 10 week ultrasound
Hi, I've got my appointment for my first scan next week but according to my dates I'll only be wks. Will it be a waste of time do you think? It's routine to have a dating scan around weeks, to confirm and date the pregnancy. Your baby's expected date of birth is then calculated. 10 weeks – Your baby is now around cm and you should be able to an abdominal scan – like the dating scan you have around 12 weeks.
Dating scans also reveal other important information such as: the number of fetuses and gestation sacs the presence of a heart beat the size of the fetus, from which the gestational age is estimated unusual features of the uterus such as the shape or the presence of fibroids How is it done?
Most dating scans are done dating scan 10 weeks a trans-abdominal transducer and a fullish bladder. Dating scans are usually recommended if there is doubt about the validity of the last menstrual period. By 6 to 7 weeks gestation the fetus is clearly seen on trans-vaginal ultrasound and the heart beat can be seen at this early stage 90 to beats per minute under 6 to 7 weeks, then to beats per minute as the baby matures. Ultrasounds performed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy are generally within 3 - 5 days of accuracy.