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Early pregnancy and dating scan

A dating scan is usually the first ultrasound scan you will have when pregnant, usually done between 6 and 10 weeks of pregnancy.

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What is a dating scan?

A dating scan is usually the first ultrasound scan you will have when pregnant. The main purpose is to establish the number of weeks you are pregnant and make an estimated date of expected delivery. 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.

When is the scan?

Usually this initial scan is taken between 6 and 10 weeks of pregnancy.

What happens during the scan?

The ultrasound will almost always be done through the belly, allowing you to see your baby for the first time. Accurate measurements and images are taken of the gestational sac, the crown to rump length of the embryo (to accurately date the pregnancy) and the pelvic region. After the scan you will be given a full report, which will include the number of weeks you are pregnant and your expected delivery date

How can I book a dating scan?

A dating scan is something that will be recommended by your Consultant, at which point our team will arrange an appointment for you. 
 
If you think you may need a dating scan and you aren’t speaking to one of our Consultants yet, book an initial consultation using our online booking portal. If you need a dating scan, they will arrange it for you. 

Specialists offering Early pregnancy and dating scan

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Mr Christopher Wayne

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MBChB, MRCOG, Dip Ven

The Shelburne Hospital 1 more The Chiltern Hospital

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Mr Montasser Mahran

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

MBBCh MSC MRCOG

The Manor Hospital

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Mr Andrew Pickersgill

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetricians

MB ChB MRCOG MD

The Alexandra Hospital

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Miss Leila Hanna

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MBBCh, FRCOG

The Blackheath Hospital 2 more Chelsfield Park Hospital The Sloane Hospital

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Miss Lynne Robinson

Consultant Gynaecologist

Qualifications (Add commas to separate) MBChB, MD, FRCOG

The Priory Hospital

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