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Late Dating Pregnancy Scan
14 weeks 0 days - 17 weeks 6 days Price €140
The Late Dating Scan is a reassurance scan that takes place in the first couple of weeks of the second trimester. The individual body parts of the baby can now be measured and many of the organs can be seen.
Dating the pregnancy is still fairly accurate if you have not been able to go for an Early Pregnancy Scan. The baby is usually prepared to perform a little dance for the cameras too!
To confirm intrauterine pregnancy
To determine fetal viability
To provide accurate gestational dating
To establish an accurate estimated due date
To identify and measure fetal heart rate
To determine the number of fetuses
To determine chorionicity and amnionicity if a multiple pregnancy
To identify and examine some of the main organs in the fetus (the normality of these organs cannot be determined at this stage – however, if an obvious abnormality is identified you will be referred directly on to a fetal medicine specialist)
When to have a Late Dating Pregnancy Scan
We perform the Late Dating Scan between 14 weeks 0 days – 17 weeks 6 days.
How to prepare for a Late Dating Pregnancy Scan
No preparation required.
Ultrasound Baby Scan Video
Deborah explains the Late Dating Pregnancy Scan
Take Home Package
Ultrasound report for your doctor
2 glossy photograph printouts
Disc with a few 2D pictures and a 2D video
What to expect from a Late Dating Pregnancy Scan
The sonographer will put some gel on your tummy and move a probe over the skin. The image will come up on a big screen television so that you can see all the structures that are being examined. The fetus and its heartbeat are identified. The heart rate is worked out to determine viability.
Standard measurements are taken of the body parts. This includes measurements of the head, abdomen and femur bone in the leg. The visible organs are examined for normality. The amniotic fluid volume, placenta location and umbilical cord vessels are also assessed.