EARLY PREGNANCY SCANS
Available from 8-14 weeks.
Early Pregnancy Scans (Dating Scans)
(8 - 14) Weeks
Early pregnancy scans or dating scans also reveal other important information such as the number of foetuses and gestational sacs, the presence of a heartbeat and the size of your baby. The due date is estimated based on your baby’s size.
When Is The Most Accurate Time For An Early Pregnancy Scan
The earlier the dating scan is done, the more accurate it is at estimating your baby’s due date. Ultrasounds performed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy are generally within 3 – 5 days of accuracy. The most accurate time is between 8 and 11 weeks gestation. This is because your baby is growing so quickly that there is a big difference in size from week to week. Also, the baby cannot bend and twist very much yet, so the length of the body is fairly constant. However, the accuracy of the ultrasound examination is always dependent on the position of organs and internal bodily fluids.
Each Early Pregnancy Scan Includes...
The price of our early pregnancy scan (dating scan) is €99.
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Most frequent asked questions and answers
An Early Pregnancy Scan with UltraSound Ireland costs €99.
See above for details of what is included in this price.
Our highly-trained sonographers use ultrasound equipment and a scanning device which is placed on the mother’s stomach.
The Early Pregnancy Scan is recommended from 8-weeks to 14-weeks.
At 8-weeks gestation we can detect the baby’s heartbeat through a trans-abdominal examination. We can get a 2-dimensional picture of the baby at this stage. 3D imaging is not achievable at this stage of pregnancy because the baby is not developed enough yet for the 3D imaging to be effective.
The earlier the scan is done- the better the accuracy. Ultrasounds performed between 8 and 12-weeks give the most accurate due date estimations. Estimated due date is usually between 3-5 days of accuracy. Dating Scans performed after 18-weeks can be inaccurate by as much as two weeks. This is influenced by how much your baby is able to twist and turn, the more moving your baby is doing – the less accurate the measurements.
With UltraScan you can have your images and videos sent to you via Whatsapp or email. This enables you to share them easily and download them for safekeeping.
You can also have your two favourite pictures professionally printed in 6”x4” photos.
Yes, you can bring up to 5 guests with you, including children. This gives your friends and family the opportunity to meet your baby before they’re born. This is an option which could not be facilitated at your public hospital scans. A great idea if you have children and wish to give them a glimpse of their new brother/sister.