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: Early Pregnancy Scans are normally performed trans-abdominally through your tummy however an internal vaginal scan may be required at earlier gestations ie weeks to see all the necessary detail, or if your womb tilts backwards retroverted.
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 are painless but the gel used within the examination can feel a little cold and you may feel a little discomfort when the ultrasound probe presses on your tummy if you have a very full bladder.
An ultrasound scan typcally takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and the images seen will determine whether a Trans-Vaginal ultrasound scan internal is needed. Your ultrasound scan will be carried out by one of our highly qualified professionals in a caring and comfortable environment. During your scan we will explain the findings to you and following your scan we will give you your images and detailed report.
If we cannot see a heartbeat then this is either due to the pregnancy being too early this is the commonest reason or that the pregnancy is found to be not viable. From this measurement we can work out how many weeks and days preganant you are this early measurement is approximate for dating. At this stage often the baby can be seen making small movements usually past 8 weeks which are amazing to see.
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From my understanding, any scan after 10wks is not overly accurate for dating, but I could be wrong.
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In short, no scans that late are not accurate for dating. If you know the date of your LMP and length of cycle then that will give you an accurate date. Babies measuring small at 20 weeks just says you have a small baby in there.
Out of curiosity what was the birthweight of your DS?? I had the same thing happen with my DD. At the 20 weeks scan she measured 17 weeks and they made me go back in 2 weeks when she measured 19 weeks. They tried to push my dates back but like you I knew when my LMP was and cycle length and I had had a scan at 9 weeks which was right for my dates. DD was born at 39 weeks weighing in at a whopping 4lb 11 or g tongue. No scan for dating is always right.
Mine have being cause i knew my last AF and how long it went for. If you are concerned ask you doctor and see if you can have another scan done at a later date. Nodrog New Zealand Total posts: It seems pretty unlikely that you would ovulate 3 weeks late! My midwife said any scans after 12 weeks aren't accurate as by then the genetic differences will have started to show eg I'm 5 ft 9 and DH is 6 ft 3 so our baby is likely to be bigger than someone who is 5 ft 2 with a partner of 5 ft 9 IYKWIM.
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With my current pregnancy I knew my LMP date but didn't get a positive test until over a week after AF was due, it turned out that I ovulated a week late. But as I said earlier it is pretty unlikely that you would have ovulated 3 weeks late without noticing as that is a week after your AF should have shown up. Two bouncy boys New Zealand Total posts: No as acurate but neither is going off the date of your LMP With it so far out they will probably go off the new date.
I know the exact date of my last LMP but I know I wasnt preg just opver 2 weeks ago but if im preg now im on day 68 of my cycle witch would make me like 8 - 10 weeks pregnant when I would really be no more then 5 weeks. With my last pregnancy I knew the dates of my LMP and went for a dating scan which showed a 4 week difference in dates.
It turned out that AF had just not arrived the previous month so my LMP was actually 6 weeks prior to her being conceived making a 4 week variance if that makes sense? I have been told typically scans can be up to 10 days out either way especially later in pregnancy so i'd so maybe you are due somewhere in the middle?