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. See What if a screening test finds something for more information on if a scan or other screening test suggests your baby may be more likely to have a condition.
Ultrasound scans in pregnancy
Ultrasound scans in pregnancy - NHS
Caitlin Rodger, from Dundee, was devastated when doctors revealed her unborn baby girl had a rare heart defect called Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries. A mum has spoken about the horrifying ordeal of watching her baby daughter fight for her life after she was born with her heart on the wrong side of her body. For Caitlin's tiny daughter Jessica- Kendra, it meant her heart was on the right side of her body, rather than the left, and the valves and ventricles were back to front. She said just days after finding out she was pregnant she was dealt the devastating blow that due to the rare heart defect, her baby was already battling for life inside the womb. The year-old single mum from Dundee, Scotland, who is also the parent of five-year-old Maisey, has now spoken candidly about her experience, the Daily Record reports. She explained: "On the day of my first scan I was told that the baby is a girl and I was so over the moon to have a girl again.
Early Pregnancy Scans
Just wondering how many peoples dating scan changed their expected due date? Does it vary much. Ive got mine 2 weeks today and just wondering if my date will change much. At the moment im due on babys aunties birthday which is quite nice as i was born on my aunties birthday.
We at MUMS understand that the first few months of pregnancy can be quite an anxious time for many women with various concerns as to whether the pregnancy is developing normally. An Early Pregnancy Scan sometimes also called a Viability Scan or Dating Scan provides reassurance in this very early stage of your pregnancy. A pregnancy can be seen on scan from as early as 6 weeks from the first day of your last period LMP. We should be able to see a heartbeat from 6 weeks.