Accuracy dating scan 8 weeks

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Whatever the reason, an early dating scan can give you peace of mind that all is well with your pregnancy and also ensure that you don’t miss out on the early first trimester screening tests that are available.

A scan can also help you bond with your baby and help you to relax and start enjoying being pregnant.

You are allowed to refuse any tests suggested by a healthcare professional if you feel unsure about them.

If you don’t understand something that has been suggested for you, always ask for more information.

We ask that you to fill your bladder by drinking a pint of water before the scan.

This makes it easier to see the uterus and ovaries as the full bladder pushes away the overlying bowel area.

Maybe you have seen the little ‘blue line’ however, seeing is believing.

This is a simple procedure and does not cause any pain or harm to the pregnancy.Crown/rump length and gestational age are closely compared with each other until around the end of the first trimester.The ideal time for a sonographer to assess the gestational age in the first trimester is between 7-10 weeks of pregnancy.The limbs and the yolk sac, though obviously important, are not the primary means of measuring growth.An average length of the embryo at 7 weeks is anywhere between 5mm-12mm. Obviously, every pregnancy is unique and individual factors influence the size of the embryo at this early stage, and the embryo shows development week by week.

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