12 week dating scan pregnancy


In order to get the full results, the findings of the nuchal translucency (NT) part of your scan need to be combined with the findings of your blood test.

If you haven't had your blood test yet (timings of these tests do vary from hospital to hospital) or if your blood test results haven't come through in time for both results to be combined into the final result, you'll have to wait to get this result from your midwife at a later date (do ask when that's likely to be).

So in love, it's In other words, as squeak185 sums it up: "They will basically check that there is a heartbeat and that the baby is measuring the right size for how far along you think you are.

They will also check that anatomically everything is where should be.

"Performing the scan requires intense concentration from the sonographer, so [many hospitals take the view that] the fewer distractions, the better." "The policy at most NHS trusts is not to give an opinion at this scan," says Nigel.

"That's usually only offered at the anomaly scan [your 2nd routine scan, done at about 20 weeks].

As ttc princess posted in our forum, if you're bursting, "they can always send you for a [bit of a] wee but, if your bladder's not full enough, they might send you home".