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Early Pregnancy Scan (6-10 weeks)

This scan is carried out from 6 to 10 weeks to ensure that the early pregnancy is in the correct location in the womb and is viable.

Do I need an early pregnancy scan?

This scan provides much needed reassurance and comfort to mothers about a healthy start to the pregnancy. 

How is the scan performed?

This is performed either trans abdominally or trans vaginally (internal scan).  A full bladder is usually required for this scan.  

Can the early pregnancy scan assess risk for chromosomal abnormalities?

The risk for common genetic problems such as Down syndrome cannot be assessed from this early pregnancy scan, but you could choose to have The Harmony Test after 8 weeks. 

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