If there’s any cause for concern then you may be recommended to have the scan before the 12-week mark, and your midwife will be able to assist you with this.
The nuchal test is usually done at the same time and done in conjunction with a blood test.
There is generally no preparation required for general x-rays, this includes no need to make an appointment.
We may sometimes ask you to change into a gown and remove all jewelery from the areas that we are imaging.
If you are booked to come into Spectrum Medical Imaging, you can read below to find out how to prepare for you particular procedure.
See below for instructions on what to eat and drink in the lead up to your appointment.
The reports and scans we perform are often more comprehensive than NHS equivalent and will be accepted by NHS midwives and consultants.For information on what each of these procedures involves, please visit the Services page.If you have any other concerns or questions, feel free to contact us at our practices Abdomen: Fast for 8 hours prior to exam. Pelvis, Kidney, Bladder, Pregnancy: Patients must have a full bladder.But I had not been prepared for all this movement: stretching, overhead kicks, tummy tucks - it's like it's in training for the decathlon in there.Janine, though, has decided our squirmy friend isn't putting on enough of a show, and gives my wife's belly a vigorous jab with the scanner, yelling, 'Wake up, lazy! From its position, reclined and in profile, the creature rolls on its side, and stares face on into the camera.
An early pregnancy viability scan can be performed from 6 weeks of pregnancy, it is available to all women, and particularly recommended where there has been pain or bleeding.