Picture dating scan

For many women and their partners it makes the pregnancy become very real and reduces a lot of anxiety and worry they may have had.

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This is a safe procedure, but patients may experience some discomfort during the examination.

– We allow 1 person to accompany the patient during the examination.

Any other adults/children may come in after the checks are complete, but patients should understand that the Sonographer needs to concentrate during the examination.

The sonographer was able to show us the view of the soles of the feet. I can’t begin to think how tiny they must have been (given that Little One is only about 10cm crown to rump). On the down side we were informed that Little One was too old for a nuchal scan and we were told we would have to have a quad test if we wanted to assess our Downs risk.

I was told this is just as accurate as a nuchal scan and would only involve me giving a blood sample, which I did straight after the scan.

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