A dating scan is an ultrasound scan to determine how many weeks pregnant you are and your due date.
What is a pregnancy dating scan?
A dating ultrasound or dating scan is a scan done early in pregnancy (before 12 weeks). It is usually done to check how many weeks pregnant you are and therefore to calculate the estimated due date, but it can be done for other reasons.
How is a viability scan done?
The scan can usually be done by placing the scanning probe on your abdomen (transabdominally). But if you are very early or if your womb tilts backwards, it may be necessary to scan internally, using the transvaginal probe.
Can I feel my baby move at 7 weeks pregnant?
When can you feel baby move? You probably wont feel your baby kick until sometime between 16 and 22 weeks, even though they started moving at 7 or 8 weeks. (You may have witnessed the acrobatics if youve already had an ultrasound.)