Obstetric nuchal dating scan

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In first trimester it is common for an ultrasound to be performed to confirm the gestation of the pregnancy.

An ultrasound can be performed as part of a screening test at 11-14 weeks to screen for Down’s Syndrome.

We are currently the only practice in Tasmania that does this.

Traditional chromosomal abnormalities such as Down’s Syndrome continue to be assessed.

Ultrasound is usually used to guide these procedures.

This scan should be ideally performed between 12 weeks and 13 weeks 6 days of your pregnancy.

The bladder needs to be completely emptied in order to perform this method of ultrasound.

Occasionally there is some discomfort from probe pressure on a full bladder or from the vaginal probe manipulation. You will be able to see all of your developing baby We are able to take some important measurements which allows us to give you an accurate risk assessment for your baby.

You have the option of getting the results of the scan on the day by our consultant. An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of your body and baby.

Women’s Imaging conducts a detailed risk assessment for your baby in accordance with the Fetal Medicine Foundation.

As well as checking that your baby is growing well and confirming your due date the main aim of the scan includes: On the day of your scan you can choose to have the results given to you by our resident radiologist or obstetrician or have the results delivered by your doctor or obstetrician at your follow-up appointment.

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