Danger of private pregnancy scans exposed by BBC

In Baby scans, Early pregnancy scans, NHS pregnancy scans by Maria Birch

Last week, BBC News lifted the lid on a shocking investigation into private ultrasound scans, revealing… The lady whose contradictory scan report read both “foetus absent” and “normal live pregnancy” and who later came close to losing her life after suffering from an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy The parent’s whose baby had anencephaly but, rather than being referred to hospital immediately, …

“How many ultrasound scans do I get on the NHS during pregnancy?”

In NHS pregnancy scans by Maria Birch

In a normal, low-risk pregnancy—which is the case for most people—you will be offered two NHS scans. The first scan will be between 11 and 14 weeks gestation. The second will be around 20 weeks gestation. All being well, there will be no need for any other NHS scans after that. There are many reasons, however, why a pregnant woman …

“When should I expect my first ultrasound scan?”

In NHS pregnancy scans, Standard by birchcp

Your first NHS scan should be scheduled for between 11 and 14 weeks gestation. This is the optimum time for the Sonographer to “date” your pregnancy or, in other words, find out how far along you are and estimate your due date. If you decide to opt for the combined screening test for Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndromes, this needs …