Baby Dating Ultrasound Scan
Baby Dating Ultrasound Scan
A baby dating ultrasound scan is useful if the dates may not be correct due to having an irregular cycle or if you did not know you were pregnant and can’t remember when the first day of the last period was.
The age of a pregnancy is calculated from the first day of the last period (LMP), this means at the time of conception you are already 2 weeks pregnant! By 5 weeks from the first day of your LMP on scan it should be possible to see a pregnancy sac usually with a yolk sac present. Then by 6-7 weeks there should be a fetal pole and fetal heartbeat present. The age of the fetus is determined by measuring 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 pregnant you are.
If the pregnancy is very early then it is usually necessary to do an internal (vaginal) scan. If the pregnancy is more than 7 weeks it may be possible to see enough abdominally (tummy scan), sometimes both scans are necessary to ensure all is well.
During your scan we will explain the findings to you and following your scan we will give you your images and email your report to you. If we feel that any follow-up is necessary, we will advise you regarding what is necessary and how to arrange further assessment. Please be aware that if your pregnancy is not progressing as planned or if an abnormality is detected during the scan, the results will be discussed with you immediately following your scan and a plan of action advised.
What will the baby dating ultrasound scan show?
Remember every scan is different and the image quality can vary due to several factors.
How do I book a baby dating ultrasound scan?
Cherish-UK is a private pregnancy and fertility scanning clinic, you can self refer and arrange an appointment at your convenience. To book a baby dating ultrasound scan please telephone us on 0121 354 4777 or 07580 611 879, fill out our online enquiry form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to prepare for my baby dating ultrasound scan?
For a baby sexing / baby gender ultrasound scan we recommend that you arrive with a partially full bladder prior to your appointment. This will improve the quality and aid visibility of the ultrasound scan.
Baby Dating Ultrasound Scan Fees
Monday - Saturday
Sunday 9.30am - 12pm
Payment is required by cash or card on arrival at the clinic. We do not accept cheques.
Please be aware that Cherish UK has a 24 hour notice cancellation policy. If you do not attend on the day and have not made contact to cancel your appointment we reserve the right to charge the full fee.
What's included in your baby dating ultrasound scan?
Our baby dating ultrasound scan fees cover all aspects of your appointment which will include the following:
- Full Consultation
- Transabdominal Ultrasound Scan and/or Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan
- Black and White Ultrasound Scan Image(s)
- Ultrasound Scan Report
- Folder which is suitable for storing maternity records
- Display card for ultrasound images
You can purchase a DVD of the whole scan for £5.00, please let us know on arrival if you would like to purchase a DVD.
Please Note: It may be necessary for both a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound scan to be performed. If this is the case then no extra charge is made.
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What Cherish-UK Clients Say About Us
"I'd been really nervous before the dating scan and Diana was lovely and put us at ease straight away. The scan was a wonderful experience, we were much further along than we thought so it was incredibly exciting to hear a strong heartbeat and see so much! Diana explained everything clearly and answered all our questions. Knowing how far along I am has also been really valuable for making sure that I can access NHS scans and tests at an appropriate time. My husband and I felt really reassured after the scan and were able to finally share the good news with our families who live overseas, and send them the scan images as well!"
"I had an early dating scan at the clinic this morning and had such a positive experience I wanted to share it with others. I am a nervous pregnant lady and the staff were so wonderful, supportive and incredibly helpful. I cannot recommend this service more if you are in doubt or would like reassurance as to how your pregnancy is progressing. Thank you so much. X"
Rebecca, Sutton Coldfield
"Brilliant service at Cherish-UK. A truly amazing experience that has reassured me and my partner that the baby's heartbeat is there and strong and to date our pregnancy! We are absolutely over the moon today and can't stop smiling. Really friendly staff, informative and relaxed environment. We will be coming back for more scans in the future!"
Claire, Sutton Coldfield
"I had an early pregnancy scan for dating reasons. Jacqui was lovely and reassuring. Hearing the babies heartbeat was amazing and we plan to return later in the pregnancy."
"Jacqui was so lovely and reassuring when I went for a very early dating scan, she put a plan in place for a repeat scan and reassured me about my symptoms. Fantastic service. Thank you "
"Had a dating scan done today. Diana was absolutely lovely. A very warm welcome. Made me feel very comfortable from the minute we entered the building. Very profesdional, kind and genuinely lovely. Definitely recommend to anyone. I will be going back for a sexing scan x"
"We had a 3d scan and it was a wonderful experience. Excellent customer service, have been to Cherish twice and would definitely recommend them to anyone. We havnt stopped smiling since. "
"Excellent :-) you were fabulous, welcoming, reassuring and kind. Had a wonderful experience. Thank you. "
"Second time of using Cherish-UK and once again the service is faultless and Jacqui is a very professional and friendly. Thanks"
"I visited Jacqui at Cherish UK today with my husband for a reassuring dating scan. We received excellent service. Jacqui was welcoming, friendly and reassuring. She asked lots of questions to get to know us and we asked lots of questions of her - none were too difficult and she took her time to answer everything clearly and patiently. We would highly recommend Jacqui at Cherish-UK for anyone who is anxious and in need of a friendly smile and excellent, knowledgeable service.
Jacqui fitted us in at a weekend at the last minute and saw us even though we were 20 minutes early. We came away feeling relaxed and thrilled with the compassion we had been shown. Thankyou so much."
"After finding out late about my pregnancy and not being able to have a scan for another few weeks I decided to to come to Cherish UK For an early dating scan. The reassurance that Diana gave me was very settling and comforting. Every question I asked she responded kindly and patiently and ensured I could see everything My little Baby was doing. I will defiantly be returning during my pregnancy. Thank You so much for the reassurance. I can start enjoying my pregnancy now!!"
"It's so nice to go to Cherish UK where they are friendly and care about what is going on with you and give you advice."
"We found Cherish to be a fantastic experience jacqui and diane are friendly, welcoming, helpful, professional and reassuring. I would recommend Cherish 100%."
"Diana was really friendly and so kind and made me feel like I was at home, thank you."
Leanne, Burton On Trent
"Cherish were fantastic. It is the second time i have used their services, I would definitely recommend cherish to everyone."
Emily, Sutton Coldfield
"What a fantastic place! The service was great. Jacqui was so lovely and thorough and got us some lovely pictures to really put our minds at ease. Very impressed and shall surely be returning! "
Stacey, Castle Bromwich
"Very friendly and professional service, nice surroundings."