Nhs dating pregnancy

It will check whether you’re expecting one baby or more and that your baby is developing as it should be at this stage.You should also be offered an antenatal screening test for Down’s syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities at this stage.This is called the combined test, because it involves a blood test as well as the scan, and can be carried out between 10 and 14 weeks.It’s also sometimes referred to as the NT (nuchal translucency) scan.

While 18% of people who completed our survey paid under £50, 5% spent more than £250.

Feeling anxious about your baby is quite natural during the early stages of your pregnancy and if you have any concerns you should consult your midwife first.

Just over a third book a private scan to find out the sex and 16% want extra pictures of their baby.

It’s always upsetting if antenatal screening tests or scans uncover a problem, but support is available from doctors, midwives or specialist support groups.

The established charity ARC, which stands for Antenatal Results and Choices, can provide information and support.

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