This scan allows us to check how your baby is developing and in combination with a blood test allows us to check for any genetic concerns. This scan should be ideally performed between 12 weeks 5 days and 13 weeks 6 days of your pregnancy.
Why is the 12 week scan so important?
The purpose of the dating scan is to check: how many weeks pregnant you are and work out your due date (the estimated date of delivery, or EDD) whether youre expecting more than 1 baby. that the baby is growing in the right place.
What problems can be picked up at 12 week scan?
They can:check the size of your baby.indicate the sex of your baby.check how many babies youre having.detect anomalies.show the position of your baby.show the position of the placenta (placenta praevia might mean a caesarean birth will be offered later in pregnancy)check that your baby is growing healthily.
What to expect when you are 8 weeks pregnant?
8 weeks pregnant: What to expect You may start to feel bloated, and your breasts may start to grow. Babys unique facial features continue to develop along with all of their inner workings and organs. Morning sickness may still be happening this week. Youll want to keep eating well and being safely active.