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That will happen at your next routine scan at about 20 weeks However, some major problems can be seen at your dating scan, such as issues with the umbilical cord or with your baby's skull or abdominal wall. You may need a second scan to check the first scan's findings. However, conception doesn't actually occur until around 14 days after your LMP, or later if your cycle is longer than 28 days. Multiple pregnancy: antenatal care for twin and triplet pregnancies CG129. You may know when your LMP was, but not when you actually conceived.
The sonographer will put some gel on your tummy and move a small hand-held device (transducer) over your skin to get views of your baby.
Most units offer a screening test for Down's syndrome and other conditions at the same time as the dating scan.
Screening for Down's syndrome involves a nuchal translucency (NT) scan plus a blood test. You can have the combined screening test from 11 weeks to 13 weeks plus six days, or when your baby's CRL is 45mm (1.8in) to 84mm (3.3in).
All examinations and tests are carried out by fully qualified and accredited medical consultants and specialists Scans in pregnancy include: Early pregnancy / dating, Nuchal, Gender sexing, late pregnancy / growth, Well-being, Presentation, Placental and 3D & 4D scans.
General body diagnostic ultrasound imaging including Musculoskeletal, fertility monitoring facitlity and DNA genetic carrier screening.