At this scan it is possible to accurately date the pregnancy, determine the number of fetuses present, detect the fetal heart beat and determine if the pregnancy appears to be progressing normally. This scan is performed between 6-10 weeks.  Make sure you try to date your pregnancy using the Interpreting Pregnancy Test Results post. It is recommended not to come for your scan on the dot of 6 weeks, because if you are unsure of your dates, it may be that it is a little early and detection of a fetal heart is not always possible at the early end of this time frame.

This scan is of particular use to women who are uncertain of their dates, have experienced any bleeding or pain in the pregnancy, or who have had a previous miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

To book a scan appointment, please either telephone the Spire Alexandra Hospital (01634 662863) or the Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery (01622 237640) or complete the baby scan booking form