Dating Ultrasound Scan Melbourne
Looking for a trustworthy and comprehensive dating scan near you? Reach out to Precious Glimpse.
Our private ultrasound facility is committed to giving expectant mothers a unique and individualised experience. For your ultrasound dating scan, we have a team of qualified female sonography professionals dedicated to providing you with the best advice and care.
We understand that every pregnancy is unique and the early stages are extremely delicate. Hence, we take additional care during our dating ultrasound scan. To make you feel comfortable, we offer ultrasound scan services specific to your requirements.
You should consider an ultrasound dating scan if you are having any issues in the early stages of your pregnancy (between 7–12 weeks).
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What is Dating Ultrasound Scan?
The first scan for your pregnancy is typically a dating scan ultrasound, commonly known as a “viability scan”. The gestational sac is identified by this scanning procedure, which also determines whether the embryo and pregnancy are viable?. A dating scan ultrasound is usually carried out from 6 weeks onwards.
With dating ultrasound scan, we can determine when the baby is due and. Knowing your estimated due date allows you to schedule other advised test at the right time.
Dating ultrasound scans performed to get clear images of your pregnancy in the early stages. This dating scan may also be used by women who have late periods and cannot recall the date of their last period.
What is the estimated time for a dating scan?
A dating scan is performed between weeks 8 and 12 of pregnancy, or
What Should You Expect Through Your Dating Ultrasound Scan?
When you, you will be asked to fill out a form with some information related to the scan, including when your last menstrual cycle occurred (if known).
The sonographer will call you when it's time to enter the scanning room.
There are two ways to complete your dating scan.
You will be requested to lie on the table with your stomach exposed, a towel will be placed over your pants to prevent the gel from spreading to your clothes. Awater-soluble gel that won't leave stains on your clothes.
After applying a clear gel to your abdomen, the sonographer glides the probe over it while taking pictures.
Please ensure that you come with a full bladder, so it is easier to obtain clea images of your uterus.
You'll be asked to empty your bladder and put on a gown after your abdominal scan. You will next be asked to lay on the bed while a special probe is placed in your vagina. This has a disposable sterile cover. To capture images of the uterus and ovaries, the vaginal probe is moved with variable pressure and at various angles during this examination.
This helps us get a much clearer picture of your baby's growth. On our screen monitors, you can see for yourself!
What Will You Learn from This Scan?
Dating scans reveal additional data, including
- the number of gestational sacs and fetuses.
- a heartbeat's presence.
- the fetus's size (used to estimate the gestational age).
- Unusual uterine characteristics, such as its form or the presence of fibroids.
If you are looking for a “dating scan near me,” book your appointment by calling us at 03 9021 0018 or walking in directly to our clinic. We are open from 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week. You can also contact us if you have any questions about dating ultrasound scans or need to know more about our services.
When to have it: Before 12 weeks
Cost: Bulk Billed for Medicare Card Holders ($150 for Private)
Duration: 15 minutes
- Medical report (up to 2 business days)
- 3 thermal black and white photos
- Tricefy available ($20)
Using ultrasound throughout pregnancy is safe. A vaginal scan does not affect the health of your unborn child.
On the day, the scan may take up to 15 minutes.
You must have a full bladder before you arrive for your scan. We can view your uterus and ovaries more clearly when your bladder is full. We typically advise drinking two glasses of water 30 minutes before your scan.
Yes, a dating scan is considered safe for both mother and baby. This is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. There is no risk of radiation exposure with this scan.
It is best to have your dating scan in the first trimester, before the 12-week mark.
A dating scan can provide you with important information about your pregnancy. It can help to:
- determine how many weeks pregnant you are
- confirm your expected due date
- detect multiple pregnancies
- check the position of your baby in your uterus (womb)