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It can also be performed to confirm the results of a pregnancy test or just to provide you with some reassurance that all is progressing as it should be.At MUMS we are very proud of our professional experienced and caring staff who will ensure that you receive the best care possible and give advice and support where appropriate.If you have any concerns about having a scan, talk to your midwife, GP or obstetrician. An ultrasound scan can be used in several ways: At the scan You are advised to have a full bladder when you come for the appointment.Most scans are carried out by specially trained staff called sonographers.Please note that contrary to popular opinion, the scan is not performed to determine the sex of your baby and this is not looked for unless medically indicated. The ABC4D early baby scan helps determine the viability of an early pregnancy and to determine a single or multiple pregnancy between 6 - 14 weeks gestation.
We will always try to scan trans-abdominally first but if we need to do an internal scan then this will not be harmful in any way to the baby and would be discussed prior to having the scan.Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb.The scans are completely painless, have no known side effects on mother or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy.In order for the sonographer to get good images the scan is carried out in a dimly lit room.
You will be asked to lie on the couch and ultrasound gel placed on your tummy.
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 or that it may result in a miscarriage or even an ectopic pregnancy.