EARLY REASSURANCE SCAN
Early Reassurance Scan £75.00
This scan is for pregnancies from 9-12 weeks and not for Earlier pregnancies when sometimes more time is required.
At 9-12 weeks, all being well, you can see small limbs (limb buds) and the head and body as separate structures. At this stage, the pregnancy is of course still small, but the baby's heartbeat will be clearly visualized in detail. This is not harmful in any way to the baby and would be discussed prior to the scan.
Aside from confirming the presence of the heartbeat, the number of babies can be counted, the correct position of the pregnancy in the uterus (womb) and a measurement to confirm the stage of pregnancy.
Often the baby can be seen making small movements (usually past 8 weeks) which are amazing to see.
If you have had any bleeding or pain or any other symptoms the scan will accurately confirm viability. A report of your scan with relevant images and measurements will be available for you when you leave.
The appointment is for 20 minutes and includes 2 glossy black and white prints.
Sometimes an early scan requires an internal scan to see all the necessary - this is included free of charge.