Early Pregnancy Ultrasound

What is an early pregnancy assessment ultrasound?

 

The first 12 weeks of a pregnancy are often an anxious time for parents especially women with a history of miscarriage

At Fertility Imaging we can minimize your anxiety by providing an early pregnancy assessment scan for you.

An early pregnancy assessment ultrasound is a high resolution transvaginal ultrasound scan that occurs between approximately 7-12 weeks gestation.  This highly specialized scan is carried out by our qualified ultrasonographers and takes approximately 15 minutes.

Early pregnancy scans

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 if you have a gestation sac in utero, if it is a single or multiple pregnancy and confirm the presence of a heartbeat. Early pregnancy ultrasound is a proven accurate method of correctly dating the gestational age of the
fetus. 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.

The 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.

 

 

Single Pregnancy 8 Week

Twin Pregnancy 8 Week

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

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 and
http://miscarriage.ie/

 

Please leave your details and our specialist sonographer will call you back ( between the hours of 7am to 7pm) 

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