Early dating ultrasound
After emptying your bladder and wearing a gown you will lie on the bed and a special probe is positioned in your vagina. During this examination the vaginal probe is moved with varying pressure at different angles to obtain images of the uterus and ovaries.
Occasionally there is some discomfort from probe pressure on a full bladder or from the vaginal probe manipulation. You will be able to get your expected due date of your baby on the day.
You will be made aware if there is anything of concern on the day.
The images of the examination will be provided on a USB stick for you to take away with you.
Once you have been given your expected due date at your dating scan, the next scan will be the 12-14 week scan.