Dating scan warrington
For many women, ultrasound scans are the highlight of pregnancy.It's very exciting to "see" your baby in the womb, often moving their hands and legs.The gel makes sure there is good contact between the machine and your skin. It is this probe that sends out ultrasound waves and picks them up when they bounce back.A black and white picture of the baby will appear on the ultrasound screen.We will also give you two beautiful pictures to take away with you.Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb.
Our reassurance scans offer you immediate peace of mind.
If it's difficult to get a good image, the scan may take longer or have to be repeated at another time.
There are no known risks to the baby or the mother from having an ultrasound scan, but it is important that you consider carefully whether to have the scan or not.
The dating scan can include a nuchal translucency (NT) scan, which is part of the combined screening test for Down's syndrome, if you choose to have this screening.
The second scan offered to all pregnant women is called the anomaly scan, or mid-pregnancy scan, and usually takes place between 18 and 21 weeks of pregnancy.