Combined screening test dating scan

You do not need to have a full bladder, a moderately filled bladder is needed for a proper examination.Most parents look forward to their scan because it gives them the first glimpse of their baby.The baby will be measured, and the anatomy examined in detail.It is recommended that all pregnant women have a scan in the first trimester at around 12 weeks of pregnancy to confirm their dates.So in love, it's In other words, as squeak185 sums it up: "They will basically check that there is a heartbeat and that the baby is measuring the right size for how far along you think you are.They will also check that anatomically everything is where should be.The scan was sort of quite detailed and they spend some time over it.

If you've had fertility treatment, have a history of miscarriages or are in pain or bleeding during the first weeks of pregnancy, you may be offered an early scan before this routine dating scan.The optimum time for the nuchal translucency scan to be performed is around 12 weeks but it can only be performed between 11 weeks and 2 days and 14 weeks and 1 day.As with all tests in pregnancy, combined screening for Down’s syndrome is optional. This means that the screening will only identify a baby as being at a ‘high’ or ‘low risk’ of being affected by Down’s syndrome.Since November 2010, the Rosie hospital has offered all women screening for Down’s syndrome at their first routine scan.This is known as ‘combined screening’ because it involves an ultrasound scan (the ‘nuchal translucency scan’) and a blood test.