It's your first pregnancy ultrasound where you see your baby for the first time, but what's it all about? Will the dating scan happen at exactly 12 weeks? The nuchal translucency scan is usually done at the same time and done in conjunction with a blood test. The scan will be carried out by a sonographer, who is trained in performing scans and knowing what to look out for. Your sonographer will be able to answer any questions you have on the day and will talk you through the process. What will the dating scan involve?
Back to Your pregnancy care. Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb. The scans are painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy. Talk to your midwife, GP or obstetrician about any concerns you have. Having a scan in pregnancy is usually a happy event, but be aware that ultrasound scans may detect some serious health conditions, so try to be prepared for that information.
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After having my first scan they want me to go back for a rescan this friday as the fluid around the baby seemed on the low side. I dont really understand this and am really worried. After having a wee she re scaned and the scan seemed more normal. But i still have to have a re scan friday.