Early Pregnancy Ultrasound

What is an early pregnancy assessment ultrasound scan?

Ultrasound is the most commonly used medical imaging method in early pregnancy and is central to the management of patients with suspected early pregnancy problems.

An Early pregnancy assessment ultrasound scan carried out by fertility imaging is a high resolution ultrasound scan that can occur between 6-12 weeks gestation.

    This highly specialised ultrasound scan is carried out by our qualified fertility specialist radiographer. It takes approximately 15 minutes.

    Self-referrals are accepted however your GP details are requested when you book in the event the pregnancy is not viable. Your GP can then refer you to the early pregnancy unit where you will looked after by the specialists in your local EPU.

      Our high resolution transvaginal early pregnancy scans will confirm the following:

       

      If you have a gestation sac in utero

      If it is a single or multiple pregnancy by confirming the number of embryos establish viability by confirming the presence of a heartbeat.

      Early pregnancy ultrasound is a proven accurate method of correctly dating the gestational age of the fetus.

      Reassurance a woman and her partner of the absence of complications.

      If the news is bad news we will aim to look after you by emailing your report to your GP straightaway so that you can get referred to the early pregnancy unit. Your report with images will be emailed to you in the event that your ultrasound report can help speed up your patient pathway through the unit.

      Types of early pregnancy scans we offer are:

       

      Successful IVF Treatment

      Congratulations you have got your positive pregnancy test, your IVF clinic will now request you get your bHCG bloods (GP) and a 6-7 weeks early pregnancy scan. This is a worrying time for you after all you have done to get here.

      Your initial scan will be to confirm your positive pregnancy result is a viable pregnancy. Our high resolution transvaginal ultrasound scan will confirm if there is a gestation sac insitu, if it is in the correct location in the uterus and to confirm the presence of a fetal pole. We will send this report to you and to your fertility clinic straight away. If there are any concerns with the scan, we will send your report to your GP so that your GP can follow up with the next steps of you care pathway.

       

      We will offer you a 40% discount on your next visit if you wish to come for a return scan within 6 weeks of your initial scan up to 14 weeks, (second scan charge will not be applied if the results on the day of the scan are disappointing .

       

       

      Reassurance / dating scans–

      Have you just found out you are pregnant and would like to get reassurance or have you suffered from a previous miscarriage? Our high resolution transvaginal ultrasound scan will confirm if there is a gestation sac insitu, if it is in the correct location in the uterus and to confirm the presence of fetal pole and cardiac activity.

      If the pregnancy is not viable we will send your report back to your GP so that you can be
      referred directly into your local Early Pregnancy unit,  if you know the date you
      need your scan

       

      We will offer you a 40% discount on your next visit if you wish to come for a return scan within 6
      weeks of your initial scan up to 14 weeks, (second scan charge will not be applied if the results on
      the day of the scan are disappointing.

       

       

      Primary Services

      Single Pregnancy 8 Week

      Twin Pregnancy 8 Week

      Spontaneous miscarriage

      Spontaneous miscarriage affects 1 in 5 pregnancies. If you have bleeding or cramping or feel something isn’t right please book in with us straight away for an immediate appointment. We can provide an appointment for your scan either the same day or within 24 hours. Further
      information on managing bleeding in first trimester can be accessed through the hse website
      https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/miscarriage/signs-of-miscarriage.html

      If the scan reveals the pregnancy is not viable, our aim is to look after you by emailing your report to your GP straightaway so that you can get referred to the early pregnancy unit.
      https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/miscarriage/confirming-a-miscarriage.html

      Your ultrasound report with images will be emailed to you in the event that your ultrasound
      report can help speed up your patient pathway through the early pregnancy unit. Further
      information on dealing with miscarriage can be accessed through the HSE website
      https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/miscarriage/miscarriage-causes.html &
      http://miscarriage.ie/

       

      Why would I need a reasurance/dating ultrasound?

       

      • To confirm the presence of a gestation sac
      • To confirm your baby’s heartbeat.
      • To confirm the correct dates of your pregnancy
      • If you have bleeding or cramps and want to confirm ongoing pregnancy
      • History of ectopic pregnancy

      Please leave your details & our specialist sonographer will call you back between 7am to 7pm

       

       

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