This scan is performed around 7-8 weeks after your last menstrual period (LMP) and might be your first chance to see your baby. Baby is still very small at this stage so at this scan the main things we hope to achieve are:
Baby grows very quickly at this stage of your pregnancy and at this scan we are able to check early development of anatomy. At this scan we:
At this stage of your pregnancy, there are also various options you may have discussed with your doctor for genetic screening, such as maternal serum screening and non-invasive prenatal testing. Our sonographers are experienced in performing the nuchal translucency measurement which is used for some genetic screening tests.
This is the most extensive scan during your pregnancy as it is the optimal time for us to see baby’s development in more detail and check in on baby’s growth. At this scan we:
These scans are not standard for all pregnancies but may be referred by your doctor for many different reasons. Some women may not have a 3rd trimester scan at all, some have one and some will have many. At this scan we: