10 week dating scan
Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approx 1 hour before appointment time.Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
When the embryo becomes 4mm (6weeks and 2 days), the fetal heart should be visible.Please note that 4DFREEVIEW is a free option and if your baby’s position is not favorable for aesthetics on the day, we cannot offer a free rescan for this reason.Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.This first early ultrasound scan also provides you and your consultant with additional important information, such as the number of babies you are pregnant with.Usually this initial scan is taken between 6 and 10 weeks of pregnancy.However if you develop any symptoms you will need an urgent scan irrespective of number of weeks of pregnancy.
What can be seen on the scan at various stages of early pregnancy?
A pregnancy sac is visible usually at 5 weeks of gestation (calculated from the last menstrual period).
A yolk sac becomes visible inside the pregnancy sac as the pregnancy grows and the mean sac diameter reaches 8-10mm.
These phases are: During the first trimester, the pregnancy progresses from a tiny gestational sac with no visible embryo, to an ~80 mm fetus with identifiable features and internal organs.
Early pregnancy can be a very exciting time and often couples want to see their baby as soon as possible.
There is certainly no need to be uncomfortably full.