Drinking water before dating scan
All women will be offered ultrasound scans of their baby at around 12 and 20 weeks.Some women will need extra scans later in the pregnancy for several reasons, such as checking the baby's growth.It made my husband, myself and my (very excited) mother in law reassured that we are (and bubs) in the best of hands. There are four common times in your pregnancy when you will be referred for an ultrasound by your doctor or midwife.These are for Dating, Nuchal Translucency screening, Anatomy and Growth or Presentation assessments: This scan is best done at 8-10 weeks.Ultrasound scanning has been used extensively in pregnancy and is accepted to be safe.Prior to attending, please try to have a full bladder by drinking 1-2 pints of water/squash about 1 hour before your scan time.If you would like to take home some snapshots of your baby’s scan, we can provide these for you.
For many women, ultrasound scans are the highlight of pregnancy.
The dating scan is usually done at some point between 8 weeks and 14 weeks.