Question: Who is the sonographer for the baby date scan?

How is a dating scan performed? A dating scan is carried out by ultrasound. A sonographer, who is usually a radiographer or a midwife trained in ultrasound, will complete your scan. If the scan is after 10 weeks, ultrasound recordings are usually made through your abdomen.

How do sonographers work out due date?

There are two methods doctors and midwives use to estimate a EDD: counting 280 days from the first day of your last monthly period. estimating your babys size from various measurements made during an ultrasound scan.

Can a sonographer hurt the baby?

No, having an ultrasound wont affect your baby . Ultrasound sends sound waves through your womb (uterus), which bounce off your babys body . The echoes are turned into an image on a screen, so your sonographer can see your babys position and movements.

What scan does a fetal specialist do?

Foetal medicine specialists are usually gynaecologists who have studied further to become sub-specialists. They offer routine ultrasound screening, follow up screening (for confirmation if an abnormality is suspected) and perform invasive procedures like amnios and chorionic villus sampling.

What is considered a high risk pregnancy?

Pregnant women under 17 or over 35 are considered high-risk pregnancies. Being pregnant with multiple babies. Having a history of complicated pregnancies, such as preterm labor, C-section, pregnancy loss or having a child with a birth defect. A family history of genetic conditions. Having a heart condition.

Why am I being referred to a maternal fetal specialist?

If you have a chronic health condition like high blood pressure, or you or your baby experience an unexpected problem during pregnancy, your doctor or midwife may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM). These doctors help manage high-risk pregnancies, providing extra monitoring and care as necessary.

How do you feel at 2 weeks pregnant?

Some early symptoms you might notice by week 2 that indicate youre pregnant include: a missed period. moodiness. tender and swollen breasts.

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