Early Scan


(Inclusive of all fees)

  • early scan

7 to 11 weeks

Available to women from 16 years of age. Private ultrasound early pregnancy scan (sometimes called viability or early scan). We recommend that you present your early pregnancy scan results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience.

Primary purpose of the scan:

Determine the viability of an early pregnancy using ultrasound, single or multiple pregnancy between 7 – 11 weeks gestation, no sexing. May involve transvaginal / internal Scanning.


  • 30 minute extended diagnostic appointment
  • Heartbeat and gestation measurements
  • Report and 2D ultrasound b/w prints in sleeve

Pre-scan preparation

Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.

Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approx 1 hour before appointment time.

Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose to have an early pregnancy scan?
You may have chosen to have an early pregnancy scan (sometimes called viability or early scan) to either confirm you are pregnant or to find out if you are still pregnant. Most of the time, the scan will be able to reassure you at the time it is carried out, that you have an on-going pregnancy and all is well. Occasionally, it is not easy to see clearly if your pregnancy is a viable one and, more sadly in a few pregnancies, the scan will show you that the baby has died and the pregnancy will not continue. Whatever happens, we will be there to plan your care and support in everyway we can.
What if my scan shows something is wrong or I need help after my appointment?
Very rarely, there may be a problem that is totally unexpected and we are the bearers of bad news. Never easy to hear, we will ensure you have the time, support and a plan of care arranged. We will continue our course of support for as long as you need us.
If you become concerned about any aspect of your scan, the images and recordings you have taken home or you wish to make a complaint, you can contact the clinic where you had your scan and our staff will discuss any concerns that you may have.