At MUMS we are very proud of our professional experienced and caring staff who will ensure that you receive the best care possible and give advice and support where appropriate.Early Pregnancy Scans are normally performed trans-abdominally (through your tummy) however an internal (vaginal) scan may be required at earlier gestations ie 6-7 weeks to see all the necessary detail, or if your womb tilts backwards (retroverted).We look at the heartbeat and measure the Crown Rump Length (CRL), this means the measurements are taken from the top of the baby’s head to its bottom.From this measurement we can work out how many weeks and days preganant you are (this early measurement is approximate for dating).If you have had any bleeding or pain or any other symptoms then this scan will accurately confirm viability.Early Pregnancy Scans are not routinely offered on the NHS but you may have one privately without affecting your NHS entitlement.
In one month we deliver this specialist care to over 300 parents.The sonographer will put some gel on your tummy and move a probe over the skin.The image will come up on a big screen television so that you can see all the structures that are being examined. The heart rate is worked out to determine viability. This includes measurements of the head, abdomen and femur bone in the leg. The amniotic fluid volume, placenta location and umbilical cord vessels are also assessed.If a fetal heartbeat is present the risk for miscarriage at this stage is reduced to approximately 5%.– At this stage the baby is now much more recognisable as a developing baby.