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.We at MUMS understand that the first few months of pregnancy can be quite an anxious time for many women with various concerns as to whether the pregnancy is developing normally or that it may result in a miscarriage or even an ectopic pregnancy.An ) provides reassurance in this very early stage of your pregnancy.A pregnancy can be seen from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of your last period (LMP) and not the date of conception.If you have had any bleeding or pain or any other symptoms then this scan will accurately confirm viability.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.
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.
– At this stage we can see a fetal heartbeat and the early separation of the embryo from the yolk sac.
We look at the heartbeat and measure the Crown Rump Length (CRL), this means the measurements are taken from the top of the baby’s head to its bottom.
If an ultrasound date in the first trimester differs from your LMP date by seven days or more, we would go with the ultrasound.
If the ultrasound date is within seven days of your LMP date, we would stick with your LMP date.