As the name indicates, the main purpose of the dating scan is to work out accurately how far along you are in your pregnancy and estimate your due date.The sonographer will also be confirming that your baby has a heartbeat, and checking to see whether you might be expecting more than one!
Nuchal translucency (NT) is a way of estimating the risk of Down's syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities.
This is a guide to ultrasound scans and their significance for early pregnancy.
Ultrasound scans send high frequency sound waves through the uterus to allow us to assess pregnancy and fetal wellbeing.
Softer tissues are varying shades of grey and fluid spaces such as the amniotic fluid around the baby will appear black.
This newsletter will explain all three early pregnancy scans including the Dating Scan, the First Trimester Screening and the Fetal Anatomy/Morphology Scan.