At a glance
An early pregnancy scan will confirm if you are pregnant, calculate your estimated due date and diagnose a multiple pregnancy.
- No GP referral required
- Scan not routinely available on the NHS
- Same or next day appointments
- Weekday, Thursday evening or Saturday clinics
- Convenient central London location
You will receive
- Your results on the day
- Report with measurement charts dating your pregnancy
- Complimentary black & white picture of your baby (normally £2.50)
What happens with your results?
Your results are presented in a two-page printed report for you to forward to your GP/midwife/obstetrician.
The details are also securely saved on our fetal database so that we are able to monitor the growth of your baby during future scans.
Why have an early pregnancy scan?
The early pregnancy scan is the first pregnancy scan that you can have and is not routinely available on the NHS.
It is often done if you are not sure if you are pregnant or to provide reassurance in the very early stages of your pregnancy.
It is particularly reassuring for women who have suffered a previous miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
An early pregnancy scan will:
- Determine the presence of a pregnancy
- Confirm the fetal heartbeat after 7 weeks
- Check the viability of the pregnancy
- Diagnose a multiple pregnancy
- Calculate your estimated due date (EDD)
You can have an early pregnancy scan any time from 5 weeks to 11 weeks and 1 day into your pregnancy.
These dates are calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period.
A medical report will be available immediately after your appointment.
Looking for a discreet appointment?
We have an Early Pregnancy Clinic every Thursday evening from 6pm-9pm along with appointments available on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.
After your early pregnancy scan
The next scan after your early pregnancy scan is the 12 Week Nuchal Scan. This is available on the NHS, although not all hospitals routinely offer the more accurate combined test that we use which includes a blood test to increase accuracy to 95% (when performed by a suitably accredited FMF operator)
The only way to achieve a 100% accurate diagnosis for Down Syndome is to have diagnostic genetic testing performed via a procedure such as a CVS or amniocentesis. Both carry a small risk of miscarriage.
However if you are looking for the most accurate Down Syndrome test but want to avoid the risks associated with diagnostic testing? Have you considered a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test?