Dating Ultrasound Scan
If you’re pregnant, a dating scan can provide important information about the gestational age of your fetus and estimate your due date. This type of ultrasound examination is typically performed during the first trimester, between 8 and 22 weeks gestation.
The purpose of the scan is to determine the gestational age of the fetus by measuring its size and comparing it to standard measurements. This information can be used to estimate your due date and monitor your baby’s growth and development.
Some of the things that may be assessed during a dating scan include:
- Confirming a viable pregnancy
- Checking the number of fetuses (to rule out multiple pregnancies)
- Assessing the fetal heartbeat
- Determining the location of the pregnancy (to rule out ectopic pregnancy)
- Identifying any structural abnormalities in the fetus (although this is typically done during a more detailed ultrasound later in the pregnancy)
A dating scan is a routine part of prenatal care and is generally considered safe for both the mother and the fetus. It can provide reassurance and valuable information about your pregnancy, and can help identify any potential problems or complications early on.
If you’re pregnant and have questions or concerns about your pregnancy, talk to your healthcare provider to determine if a dating scan is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is an ultrasound scan, which determines how far along you are in your pregnancy and will let you know how your baby is doing.
By performing this scan, we can check your baby’s development, and estimate when your baby is due (the estimated date of delivery, or EDD). Dating scan can also show if you are expecting more than one baby.
This scan is usually performed at 6 to 22 weeks of pregnancy.
If you have this scan after week 10, it would be a transabdominal scan. On some occasions, such as when the scan is done before week 10 of pregnancy, you may also be advised to have a transvaginal scan. Your clinician will discuss that with you.
The scan usually takes about 20 minutes.
For an abdominal dating ultrasound, you will be asked to drink 1 liter of water 1 hour before your appointment and keep your bladder full. For an abdominal dating ultrasound, you will be asked to drink 1 liter of water 1 hour before your appointment and keep your bladder full.
If you have this scan after week 10, it will be a transabdominal scan. On some occasions, such as when the scan is done before week 10 of pregnancy, you may also be advised to have a transvaginal scan. Your clinician will discuss that with you.
- Confirmation of an intrauterine pregnancy
- Check for single or multiple pregnancy.
- Visualisation of heartbeat
- Assessment of ovaries and pelvic area
- Estimated dating of your pregnancy by measurements
- Early pregnancy obstetric report
List of Ultrasound Scans During Pregnancy
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