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 dating ultrasound 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 dating ultrasound scan if you are having any issues in the early stages of your pregnancy (between 6–12 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  6 to 12 weeks of pregnancy

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.

1. Abdomen

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. A water-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 clear images of your uterus.

2. Vaginal

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.

What Will You Learn from This Scan?

Dating scans reveal additional data, including

  • the number of gestational sacs and foetuses.
  • a heartbeat's presence.
  • the foetus' size (used to estimate the gestational age).
  • Unusual uterine characteristics, such as its form or the presence of fibroids.
  • We are open from 9 am to late, everyday. You can also contact us if you have any questions about dating ultrasound scans or need to know more about our services. *Surcharges apply after 6pm, public holidays and weekends.

When to have it: From 6 - 12 weeks 

Cost: Bulk Billed for Medicare Card Holders ($150 after 6pm weekdays and all day on weekends, includes Private Patients) 

Duration: Up to 15 minutes

What’s included:

  • Medical report (up to 2 business days)
  • 3 thermal black and white photos
  • A link with the images will be sent to your email address (please request on date of your scan).
  • Tricefy add-on available ($20)

Common FAQ

Will my baby be alright during the scan?

Using ultrasound throughout pregnancy is safe. A vaginal scan does not affect the health of your unborn child.

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