Late Dating Scan


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Deborah explains the Late Dating Pregnancy Scan

More information about the Late Dating Scan:

The Late Dating Scan is a reassurance scan that takes place in the first couple of weeks of the second trimester. It provides information about the baby’s well-being. 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 camera too!

This scan is essentially the same as the fetal wellbeing scan, but just carried out at an earlier gestation. It does not include umbilical artery Doppler or amniotic fluid index volume calculations as the pregnancy is too early for these assessments. If you are looking for an anatomy scan we strongly suggest waiting will 19 weeks for the detailed anomaly scan as the organs are big enough for examination at this stage.

  • Please note that this scan:

    • Is not the Nuchal Translucency / first trimester screening / Down Syndrome scan
    • Cannot calculate fetal weight at this stage
    • Cannot exclude all chromosomal or anatomical abnormalities