How accurate are dating scans at 14 weeks
Most scans are carried out by specially trained staff called sonographers.The procedure is carried out in a dimly lit room so the sonographer is able to get good images of your baby. You will then be asked to lower your skirt or trousers to your hips and raise your top to your chest.There are no known risks to the baby or the mother from having an ultrasound scan, but it is important that you consider carefully whether to have the scan or not.The scan can provide information that may mean you have to make further important decisions.The sonographer passes a handheld device called a probe over your skin.
The scans are completely painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy.
The sonographer will put ultrasound gel on your tummy and tuck tissue paper around your clothing to protect it from the gel.