Early Pregnancy / Viability Scan (6-11 Weeks)

  • By Sonographer £100.00
  • By Consultant £200.00
An early pregnancy (also called a viability or dating scan) will confirm a pregnancy and establish an estimated due date.

Our highly skilled sonographers perform ultrasound scans at all stages of pregnancy from viability scans in early pregnancy through to wellbeing and 4D scans in late pregnancy. We provide back up for couples having IVF abroad. Dr Gibb provide pregnancy and delivery care of a type that is tailored to the needs of each client.

How is the scan done?

  • Early pregnancy scans are easily performed at 6-11 weeks of pregnancy and are usually done ‘transabdominally’ which means over the tummy.
  • A 6-7 week transvaginal scan can be done if you are concerned about a possible ectopic pregnancy. At this stage we are unlikely to see a heart beating but we will be able to confirm that the sac is within the uterus.

What can the scan at 6-11 weeks confirm?

  • Unsure of dates
  • Bleeding or spotting
  • Unusual pain
  • History of early miscarriage
  • History of a ectopic pregnancy

Consultant or Sonographer?

  • If you are having a normal pregnancy, then in most cases a scan by one of our experienced sonographers is advisable. All our sonographers are fully qualified and accredited, so you are in safe hands.
  • If however, you are experiencing complications with your pregnancy or need a second opinion, a scan with our consultant is recommended.

Is it easy to make an appointment?

We offer morning, afternoon and occasionally evening appointments during the week as well as Saturday appointments. We have a wide range of availability therefore short notice appointments can be easily arranged.

What you will receive?

  • Immediate results including gestational age and estimated due date.
  • A report to file with your maternity notes.
  • Pictures
  • A video recording sent to an email of your choice via YourBabyScan

How to Prepare for your scan?

  • A moderately full bladder will improve the visibility of the pregnancy by transabdominal scan.

What is an YourBabyScan?

The Birth Company is the first clinic in London to offer YourBabyScan, allowing you to share your pregnancy ultrasound with friends and family wherever they are in the world. This optional recording can be shared with 1-click via Email, Facebook and Twitter. Simply tell your sonographer that you would like an YourBabyScan – it only takes an additional one or two minutes.

What is the next scan following an early pregnancy scan?

The next scan is the 12 week Nuchal Translucency Scan which assess the risks of Down’s syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. You can have the Nuchal scan from 11 weeks 2 days to 13 weeks 6 days of pregnancy. As well as receiving a risk for Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndrome we can also diagnose certain major fetal abnormalities.

If you are looking for a test with a higher detection rate then The Harmony Test and The Panorama Test can be done after 10 weeks of pregnancy. This test is non-invasive and involves an ultrasound scan and simple and safe blood test.


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