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Your midwife or GP will only recommend an early scan if there's a concern, for example, if you've had bleeding in this pregnancy.Your GP may also refer you for a scan if you've had a previous miscarriage.Measurements of the CRL (crown rump length) will be taken, alongside a confirmation of a heartbeat.A dating scan will also confirm whether you are carrying a one or multiple babies.During the scan we will also measure the Crown Rump Length of your baby (CRL) and use these measurements to help determine an accurate gestational age in weeks.Knowing just how far you are into your pregnancy will be incredibly helpful throughout the process and will help you prepare for the big day.Find out exactly how many weeks you are with our Pregnancy Dating Scan here at our Ultrasound Plus clinics.
Your sonographer will show you an image of your baby on the screen, and then she'll look closely at the image to: A dating scan is a more precise way of establishing your due date than counting from your last monthly period (LMP).
Many hospitals have early pregnancy assessment units (EPAUs) that run daily.
This means you can be referred for an early scan straight away, if needed.
In a lot of cases, the earlier you have your dating scan, the most accurate it will be at estimating your baby’s due date.
The purpose of a dating scan is to determine the foetal gestation age.