An Early Pregnancy Days sometimes also called a Viability Scan or Dating Scan provides what in this very early days your your pregnancy. A pregnancy can be seen from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of expect last period LMP and not the date of conception. If you have had any bleeding expect pain or any other symptoms then this scan will accurately confirm viability. Dating it is requested by a doctor or midwife to confirm that your pregnancy is healthy in this case your scan is often called a viability scan and to calculate the date when your baby is due usually referred to as a weeks scan. It can also be performed to confirm the results of a pregnancy test or just to provide you with some reassurance that pregnancy is progressing as it should be.
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Are you visiting our clinic for an early pregnancy scan? For the privacy of our ladies, we do not mix our firstScan sessions with ladies coming for scans such as gender or 4D. We have a range of packages to suit all ladies , including viability, dating, reassurance, previous miscarriage and IVF. At 6 weeks, baby is only around 4mm so is very small. Baby has doubled in size to 8mm by week 7, so you may leave us feeling more reassured than at 6 weeks, due to how clear we can see baby.
Can your pregnancy scan give the wrong due date?
Women who have a history of ectopic pregnancy or who experience symptoms such as bleeding or stomach pains soon after becoming pregnant may be invited to have a scan at an early pregnancy unit in their local hospital. These scans are not routinely available for pregnant women on the NHS unless there is a medical reason for one. We spoke to Rhonda Flemming, consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician at London Gynaecology , as well as to four mums who had glimpses before the three month mark, to find out what you need to know about the procedure. Flemming says it is possible to have a scan from as early as four weeks into your pregnancy and in some rare cases scans may be performed even earlier than this.
Back to Your pregnancy care. Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb. The scans are painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy.