Remove The Anxious Wait with Our Early Pregancy Scans
Enjoy your pregancy with peace of mind through our 2D ultrasound scans from as early as 8 weeks
Private 2D Ultrasound Scans Availble from 8 - 14 Weeks. With Ultrascan, there is no need to wait until the 15 week mark.
3D and 4D baby scans provide you with the opportunity to get to know and see your baby in a way that isnt possible during the earlier stages of your pregnacy. With 3D & 4D ultrasound technology, we will be able to check in on your baby’s health by evalutaing their real time movements, all the while, strengthening your bond as a parent by providing you with a amazingly detailed look at your baby’s face, eyes, nose, mouth…you may even catch your little one sucking their thumb.
Ultrascan, reassuring expecting parents as early as possible and as often needed to help nurture that unbreakable bond between you and your baby in our relaxed and comfortable state-of-the-art private clinic.
1 What will I see?
In this scan we will confirm your baby’s heartbeat, size and estimate your due date with impressive accuracy.
Depending on which week you have your scan, will depend on what you see as your baby is growing rapidly (approx 1mm per day)!
At eight weeks, your baby will measure about 1.6cm with a heart rate of about 160 beats-per-minute in which case you will be able to make out their head, body and developing limbs.
At nine weeks, your baby is almost fully formed, making it easier to make out their little limbs.
At ten weeks, your baby measures around 3.8cm and you might see them make slight movements.
2 When can I get an early pregnancy scan?
We perform our Early Pregnancy Scan between 8 and 14 weeks. The earlier this pregnancy scan is done, the more accurate it is at estimating your baby’s due date.
Due Date Estimations made during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy are generally within 3 – 5 days of accuracy.
3 What are the benefits?
The most accurate time for the due date calculation is between 8 and 11 weeks pregnant. 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.
An Early Pregnancy Scan can be extremely settling in the angst-ridden first weeks of pregnancy. Expectant parents often seek out our services when they are dissatisfied with the date of their first public hospital scan. Public maternity hospitals can schedule your first scan as late as 21 weeks, meaning you’re more than halfway through your pregnancy by the time you get that reassurance which gives you the confidence to share your news.
4 What can I expect on the day?
When you arrive at UltraScan you will be greeted by our receptionists.
Our receptionist will give you a short form to fill out to collect some basic information like your name, contact details and date of birth.
Once your form is complete, your sonographer will call you into the scan room to begin your ultrasound scan which will last approximately 15 minutes
You will be allowed 2 adult guests per appointment or 1 adult and 1 child (no restrictions on child attendance times).
Our scan rooms are equipped with with large medical-grade LED screens & surround sound to allow you to see and hear your baby throughout your scan
After your scan you can select your favourite scan images from our touchscreen displays and have them printed on our professional grade photo printer and emailed or Whatsapped directly to you to allow to immediately share with family and friends
You will be allowed 2 adult guests per appointment or 1 adult plus children.
Our Early Pregnancy Scans Include
The price of our early pregnancy scan (dating scan) is
Here’s what some of our lovely clients had to say about their Early Pregancy Scan
and amazing people that work there thank you so much for our beautiful pictures we are amazed with them
We went here yesterday for our 22 week scan it was a great experience loved every min of it. Got to see the baby in great detail😍. The staff were so friendly and helpful and welcoming will definitely be returning for 3D scan in a few weeks.
Absolutely Brilliant Set Up.
So professional and friendly. highly recommend and will return for further scans over next few months. xx
Lynn Mc Donald
I had my early scan and 3D/4D scan, can’t recommend them enough it was amazing. I have a very stubborn baby that wouldn’t let us get a look at his face and they brought me back for repeats and made sure I got the best pictures. staff are so lovely and make you
Feel So Comfortable
An Early Pregnancy Scan with UltraScan Ireland costs €99. See above for details of what is included in this price.
The Early Pregnancy Scan is recommended from 8-weeks to 14-weeks pregnant.
Our highly-trained sonographers use ultrasound equipment and a scanning device that is placed on the mother’s stomach. Sound waves are produced by the equipment, then the software translates these sound waves into an image.
Clients should try arrive 5 minutes before appointments to fill out forms. We are extremely busy and unfortunately if someone misses their allotted time we will not be able to see them and you will have to rebook a new appointment.
At 8-weeks gestational age 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 ultrasound imaging is not achievable at this stage of pregnancy because the baby is not developed enough yet for the 3D scan to be effective.
The earlier the pregnancy scan is done- the better the accuracy of the due date.
Pregnancy scans performed between 8 and 12-weeks give the most accurate due date estimations.
The estimated due date is usually between 3-5 days of accuracy.
Dating Scans performed after 18 weeks pregnant 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.
How much you see of your baby during the 3D/4D ultrasound will really depend on the way the baby is positioned. If your baby is facing outwards and there is sufficient fluid surrounding their little face, then you will be in luck.
If at the beginning of the scan your baby is facing away from the transducer, our sonographer may suggest you have a cold drink, talk to your baby or gently massage your abdomen.
These strategies may help to encourage your baby to move into another position and allow us to get the clear images you were hoping for.
With UltraScan you can have your scan images and videos sent to you via Whatsapp or email. This enables you to share them easily and download them for safekeeping.
You will also receive 5 glossy black & white small scan photo prints and your two favourite scan pictures professionally printed in 6”x4” photos.
Two other people can attend your appointment with you.
Yes, you can purchase an UltraScan gift voucher by calling us on (01) 429 5710. This makes a great gift for any mother-to-be.
It’s helpful to have a moderately full bladder for an Early Pregnancy Scan. However, keep in mind that the sonographer will need to press your abdomen with the ultrasound transducer, which could be uncomfortable with a very full bladder.
Yes, we will be able to see if you are expecting twins (or triplets, or more!) during your Early Pregnancy Scan. During the scan, we can see how many fetuses you’re carrying, as well as how many placentas and gestational sacs there are.
Our Early Pregnancy Scans are performed in 2D because there is no option to use 3D imaging as your baby does not have enough fat under their skin for us to achieve a 3D image.