Early Pregnancy Scans are not routinely offered on the NHS but you may have one privately without affecting your NHS entitlement.Sometimes it is requested by a doctor or midwife to confirm that your pregnancy is healthy (in this case your scan is often called a viability scan) and to calculate the date when your baby is due (usually referred to as a dating scan).
Talking to people you trust and making sure you have accurate information and support can help.
If you are undecided about what to do, see Pregnant and don’t know what to do?
for information about your options, including abortion, adoption and keeping the baby. It gives you information about getting an abortion and what is involved.
It tells you about the different types of abortion and what effects they may have.
When the scan is completed the gel can be wiped off easily using tissue.
An Early Pregnancy Scan (sometimes called a Viability Scan or Dating Scan) is often done to provide reassurance in the very early stages of your pregnancy.
At least half of all pregnancies are unplanned, and in one in five pregnancies a woman will choose to have an abortion.
It can be a difficult choice to make and it can be a very emotional time.
In this busy world it can be difficult to fit scan appointments into your schedule so we offer a variety of days and times for the appointment, always seeking to help you and your doctor get the diagnosis of your condition as quickly and professionally as we can.