Dating scans during pregnancy
Hope this makes sense x The number of weeks they give you will be the baby's gestational age, ie age from LMP, which is 2 weeks more than the embryonic age.So if they date your baby at 13 weeks 1 day, it means the baby itself is 11 weeks and 1 day old (so 11 weeks and 1 day since conception). my lmp was 5th june, when i counted back 13 weeks 1 day took me to 14th june, and not the same day of lmp, So then by my understanding if the 2 weeks before conception are included does this mean i may have ovulated later and conceived approx 28th June.The scan will be carried out by a sonographer, who is trained in performing scans and knowing what to look out for.Your sonographer will be able to answer any questions you have on the day and will talk you through the process.It is also important to know your due date accurately to avoid an unnecessary induction.The dating scan can show the gestation sac (indicating a healthy pregnancy) and the embryo.You can have your first pregnancy scan, called the viability or dating scan, done privately when you are 6 to 11 weeks pregnant.The dates are calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period, not the day of conception.
It is especially important to have this done if bleeding or pain has occurred, or to make sure that the pregnancy is in your womb and not in your fallopian tube (ectopic pregnancy.) Many other tests/scans undertaken during pregnancy take place at a certain gestational age and knowing this accurately ensures that you do not miss the recommended timeframe.Ive heard ppl saying allow 2 extra weeks like they do with your lmp and its confusing :-) The number of weeks they give you will be the baby's gestational age, ie age from LMP, which is 2 weeks more than the embryonic age.So if they date your baby at 13 weeks 1 day, it means the baby itself is 11 weeks and 1 day old (so 11 weeks and 1 day since conception).In these early weeks of pregnancy, your baby is too small and low in your abdomen to be picked up by an abdominal ultrasound scan.A vaginal scan is done by introducing a probe into your vagina. Abdominal scan After 10 weeks and for the rest of your pregnancy, you will have an abdominal scan.