When can I have this?
Between 6 to 11 weeks
Early Pregnancy Scan | Early Reassurance Scan | First Pregnancy Scan | 6 Week Scan | Viability Scan
Finding out that you’re pregnant is one of the most memorable moments of your life. The first few weeks are a time of tremendous excitement, and the 12 week pregnancy scan can feel like a lifetime away.
Our private early pregnancy ultrasound scan sometimes called early reassurance scan or 6 week private pregnancy scan is designed to provide you with reassurance in the early stages of your first trimester. If you’re at least 6 weeks pregnant, it’s the chance to assess the viability of the pregnancy; and if all is well, it’s also the opportunity to view your baby’s heartbeat.
At your private early reassurance scan, you can also gain insight into how many weeks pregnant you are, and how well everything is progressing.
If you’re experiencing any bleeding or unusual pain, an early pregnancy scan can help provide you with peace of mind and find out for certain how your pregnancy is progressing. When you come for your scan at Ultrasound Scan Clinic at St Mary’s Medical Centre, we’ll make sure that you feel comfortable, relaxed and well prepared for the experience.
What is the main objective of the early scan?
How do I Prepare for this Test?
Common reasons for an early viability scan:
Confirm your pregnancy
Early indications of your pregnancy dates
Confirm Single or Multiple Pregnancy
Pregnant as a result of fertility treatment and need reassurance
Suffered previous miscarriage
Had previous ectopic pregnancies
Just need reassurance!
Read more about bleeding in early pregnancy here.
How do I prepare for this scan?
Why choose us?
We pride ourselves on providing high-quality service and as such employ high-quality imaging protocols, pathways and procedures. We are trusted by GP’s, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.
Our clientele also includes doctors, consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, bankers, lawyers and many other professionals who have chosen us based on our reputation.
Furthermore, we have provided services to large national organisations and unlike other many other diagnostic clinics provide services to specific NHS organisations which require us to have in place extremely strict quality control measures.
Who will I see?
You will be cared for by a small team and seen by a specialist healthcare professional who has proven experience and specialises in clinical medical ultrasound. Unlike other diagnostic imaging ultrasound is “real-time” imaging, and the quality of the scan and ultimately the information you take away depends upon the expertise, experience & skill of the person scanning you. This is an important point for consideration hence why at Ultrasound Scan Clinic at St
Mary’s Medical Centre you will always be seen by an expert who has vast expertise and experience in the field of medical ultrasound.
An ultrasound scan is a painless test that provides images of the inside of the body by using high-frequency sound waves. These sound waves are at a frequency which cannot be heard by the human ear but when they bounce off different parts of the body, create echoes that are picked up by the probe and turned into a moving image.
Unlike other scans such as MRI and CT, ultrasound does not involve radiation and is in real-time i.e. live imaging and is not static i.e. still pictures. This live information is interpreted and is used as the basis of the subsequent diagnostic report.
Many kinds of ultrasound scans can be performed as ultrasound has numerous applications in healthcare and are ultimately beneficial to us if used in the right context by a competent body or person. However, as with any test, ultrasound scans have limitations some of which are generic to all scans such as not being able to visualise bone clearly or scan specific and therefore may not be suitable in certain situations and like any test cannot diagnose every problem.
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- If you have your pregnancy book with previous scan results please bring them to your appointment.
- All scans are performed to accomplish the main objective only.
- Sometimes at the scan, we may not detect the heartbeat or can visualise the fetus on the screen. In such instances, this could be because it’s too early for the ultrasound scan to detect the pregnancy or could indicate that a miscarriage has occurred. In the event of this happening, please be reassured that our trained staff are on hand to offer advice and guidance on next steps.
- We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional which will be requested from you before or at the time of your scan.
- Our pregnancy scans do not replace or substitute any scan you have or will have with the NHS / maternity care provider.