An appointment should be arranged as soon as possible and ideally within three working days.Any delay in receiving more information about the abnormality and its implications will be distressing for women and this should be acknowledged.During the scan, the sonographer will put gel on your tummy and move the transducer over your skin.Your sonographer will show you an image of your baby on the screen, and then she'll look closely at the image to: A dating scan is a more precise way of establishing your due date than counting from your last monthly period (LMP).Dating scan For most women, the dating scan is their first scan.Your dating scan is offered between about eight weeks and 14 weeks.
This involves: If you're found to be fewer than 11 weeks pregnant at your dating scan, or your baby measures less than 45mm, you'll be able to rebook your combined screening.
Within it are a number of recommendations for the communication of findings from ultrasounds.
Until he says everything's all right I'm like a mess, a right mess. But then you never really realise what it's going to be like until you go through it again. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have produced a report on ‘Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Abnormality in England, Scotland and Wales’ (2010).
Your sonographer may ask to carry out a vaginal scan rather than one via your tummy.
A vaginal scan can offer a clearer picture of your baby earlier in pregnancy than an abdominal scan.