Nhs dating scan

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You may be able to start to identify the head and body.

"If they can’t see anything then the next step is to check you are happy to have an internal vaginal scan.

So I would say leave it until 8 weeks so you know for sure.

Going too early as I did just resulted in more worry.” Yes, you can request one if it's for medical reasons.

While most pregnant women have their first scan at around 12 weeks, some of us are asked to have an 'early' scan or choose to have one done privately (when we asked mums on our Facebook community if they'd paid for a private scan, 24% of 236 mums said they had).

According to midwife Ann Richley, your GP or midwife might suggest an early pregnancy scan if you've: These sorts of scans are usually done at an Early Pregnancy Unit on the NHS.

A pregnancy ultrasound scan will be carried out from around 6 weeks.

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