The 8 week scan (dating scan)

Most women have an ultrasound scan between 7-10 weeks. Benefits of an early pregnancy scan include:

  • To confirm the pregnancy due date
  • To check for miscarriage and exclude ectopic pregnancy in women with pain or bleeding
  • To identify women having twins & triplets

We can usually perform the 8 week scan through your abdomen. Occasionally, if we are unable to get clear images through the abdomen we may need to do a trans-vaginal scan. If we recommend a trans-vaginal scan, the doctor will explain the pros and cons and then you can choose how you would prefer to proceed.

We offer the full range of specialist pregnancy scans. Please click on the links below for more information :

dr Colin Walsh - Ultrasound scan