From Daddy and my calculations (along with those of our GP and booking midwife) we thought Little One was 12 weeks 4 days along on the day of the scan so we were expecting to see something a little bit blobby and out of proportion. They were not 100% in proportion to a new born but it certainly looked more baby like than what we had imagined. The sonographer was quick to point out that this was not a 12-13 week old foetus and told us the measurements were consistent with 15 weeks 2 days. I have no recollection of most of what was said to me as I was a bit mesmerised by the little beating heart and the real-ness of Little One.
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Ask your GP if you want to have one anyway for extra reassurance, as she may be able to refer you.
Dating scans are the most accurate way of predicting your due date.
It's amazing to see the little blob with a heartbeat that will soon become your baby.
For most mums-to-be, the first scan will be a dating scan at between 10 weeks and 13 weeks plus six days of pregnancy. However, the timing of your first scan will also depend on how your pregnancy is going, and where you live.
It will usually take place at your local hospital ultrasound department.
The person performing the scan is called a sonographer.
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