Early Scan




6 to 11 weeks

Available to women from 16 years of age.

Private ultrasound early pregnancy scan (sometimes called Viability Scan, Early Scan or First Scan). We recommend that you present your first scan results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking. Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary purpose of this scan.

All scans are performed by a qualified Sonographer with diagnostic obstetric scanning experience.

What does this first scan include?

Determine the viability of an early pregnancy using ultrasound, single or multiple pregnancy between 6 – 11 weeks gestation, no sexing. May involve transvaginal / internal Scanning.


  • 20 minute 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.

Guide to number of guests

Most clinics can comfortably accommodate 5 guests including children for this scan. If you would like to bring more, please contact your chosen clinic when booking to check how many we can accommodate.

40 Week Guide

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