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You will be able to see for yourself on our plasma screen monitors!
After emptying your bladder and wearing a gown you will lie on the bed and a special probe is positioned in your vagina. During this examination the vaginal probe is moved with varying pressure at different angles to obtain images of the uterus and ovaries.
The gel that we use is water-soluble so it does not stain your clothes. Clear gel is applied to your tummy and the sonographer moves the probe over your tummy recording images.
Please come with a full bladder which will make it easier to obtain images of the uterus. This gives us a much better picture of your developing baby.
The sonographer will leave the room after the scan to review the images and to discuss them with the Radiologist.
You will be given your expected due date on the day and will be able to take away images of the scan on our USB stick.
The images of the examination will be provided on a USB stick for you to take away with you.
Once you have been given your expected due date at your dating scan, the next scan will be the 12-14 week scan.
It's very common for your blood pressure to be lower in the middle of your pregnancy than at other times.
A full bladder allows us to see your uterus and ovaries more clearly.
We normally recommend that you have 2 glasses of water a half hour before you arrive for your scan. You will lie down with your tummy exposed and a towel tucked into your pants.
Other information obtained includes whether the pregnancy is in the uterus or outside the uterus (an ectopic pregnancy), how many embryos there are, and whether there are any complications surrounding the pregnancy at this early stage. You will be called by the sonographer who will take you to the scanning room.
You will be asked to lie on the table and to expose your tummy and a towel will be tucked into your pants to limit spread of the gel onto your clothes.