On the rare occasion that it is necessary, and only with your permission, we are also able to discuss your case with your primary caregiver.An early pregnancy (also called a viability or dating scan) will confirm a pregnancy and establish an estimated due date.If you are booked to come into Spectrum Medical Imaging, you can read below to find out how to prepare for you particular procedure.
A creature which isn't quite recognisable as human is waving at us - actually waving - and I am stunned. I've seen ultrasound pictures before, so had some idea of what to expect.
Your scan will be booked for you by your doctor or midwife and will usually take place at your local hospital’s ultrasound department.
The scan will be carried out by a sonographer, who is trained in performing scans and knowing what to look out for.
This can be a bit uncomfortable if you have to wait with a full bladder but it does put your uterus in a better position for scanning.
The dating scan is non-intrusive and won’t be painful; in fact, it can be quite a relaxing and exciting experience to see your little one and their tiny heartbeat for the first time.