10 week dating scan

07 Mar

At around seven weeks of pregnancy, it’s reasonably common for women to have their first ultrasound.

This can be for many reasons but the most common is to confirm pregnancy and to check that the embryo is viable and “everything’s ok”.

Crown/rump length and gestational age are closely compared with each other until around the end of the first trimester.

Accepting the NEJM cookie is necessary to use the website.Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approx 1 hour before appointment time.Other reasons to have a 7 week ultrasound are to: The embryo will be measured from the top of its head, the “crown” to its bottom or “rump”.This is because it is the longest portion of the embryo’s body and provides an ideal measurement baseline of growth and development.