Southampton dating scan
A black and white picture of the baby will appear on the ultrasound screen.
During the examination, sonographers need to keep the screen in a position that gives them a good view of the baby.
It's very exciting to "see" your baby in the womb, often moving their hands and legs.
Having a scan in pregnancy is usually a happy event, but be aware that ultrasound scans may detect some serious abnormalities, so try to be prepared for that information.
Does anyone know if the Princess Anne in Southampton offers a 12 week scan?
I have to decide on hospitals by next Friday and their website seems to say the don't do one until 20weeks but don't know if I'm missing something....
There are no known risks to the baby or the mother from having an ultrasound scan, but it is important that you consider carefully whether to have the scan or not.
Remember, an ultrasound scan is an important medical examination and it is treated in the same way as any other hospital investigation.For example, you may be offered further tests, such as amniocentesis, that have a risk of miscarriage.The first scan is sometimes called the dating scan.Most scans are carried out by specially trained staff called sonographers.The scan is carried out in a dimly lit room so the sonographer is able to get good images of your baby. You'll then be asked to lower your skirt or trousers to your hips and raise your top to your chest.