A dating scan works out more precisely how many weeks pregnant you are based on the size and development of your baby at the time of the scan. The NHS offer dating scans at around 12 weeks of pregnancy, however, you may feel that you want more information on your pregnancy earlier than that. Sometimes it can feel like a very long wait from seeing a positive pregnancy test at around 2 weeks and then waiting another 10 weeks to have your pregnancy confirmed with a scan and to see the development of your baby. Peek-a-baby offer dating scans from as early as 6 weeks of pregnancy, the 5-minute scan is 2D and will confirm the results of your pregnancy test, confirm babies heartbeat and gestational age and provide an accurate estimated due date. At a six week scan, you can expect to see a gestation sac with a yolk sac developing in your uterus and the fetal pole heartbeat , you will also be able to hear the heartbeat.
Early Gender Confirmation Scan
Early Pregnancy Scans 6 Weeks to 15 Weeks - Window to the Womb
From now on, your baby is going to grow, grow, grow! The placenta is also fully developed. The cartilage skeleton is beginning to turn into hard bone. They can also swallow. Get weekly updates on your baby's development from our expert midwives straight to your inbox. The scan happens in the hospital, and most offer a copy of the picture of your baby from your scans.
12 weeks pregnant – all you need to know
Window to the Womb have partnered with first Scan to offer diagnostic early pregnancy scans. At the heart of all our scans is the well-being of Mum and Baby from as early as 6 weeks two weeks after your first positive pregnancy test. All packages are designed to suit individual pregnancy requirements built with Mum in mind. Get the earliest prediction of your due date using measurements from 8 weeks. For added peace of mind during your pregnancy our reassurance scan is available from 12 weeks.
We are happy for family and friends to attend, however due to limitations in space and seating, we are able to accommodate up to 3 people with the patient and children are welcome too. Yes, our services are a complementary service, which works alongside the NHS. Please note, our scans do not replace any of your NHS scans. During your appointment a general well-being check is performed on the baby, in an event of any abnormality being detected, we will discuss this with you and provide a full report for you to forward to your health practitioner.