Early dating ultrasound
The images of the examination will be provided on a USB stick for you to take away with you.Once you have been given your expected due date at your dating scan, the next scan will be the 12-14 week scan.This is an ultrasound scan that is performed early in the pregnancy.Scan measurements are taken such that the dates of the pregnancy can be confirmed or determined. When you arrive for your scan you will be asked to fill out a form about when your last menstrual cycle took place (if known) and some other details relevant to the scan.The gel that we use is water-soluble so it does not stain your clothes. Clear gel is applied to your tummy and the sonographer moves the probe over your tummy recording images.Please come with a full bladder which will make it easier to obtain images of the uterus. This gives us a much better picture of your developing baby.So we like to know your kidneys are normal at the start of your pregnancy so if a problem arises later we know it is your baby causing the issue!
A full bladder allows us to see your uterus and ovaries more clearly.