A dating scan is an ultrasound scan to determine how many weeks pregnant you are and your due date.
What does a dating scan show?
A dating scan is an ultrasound examination which is performed in order to establish the gestational age of the pregnancy. Dating scans also reveal other important information such as: the number of fetuses and gestation sacs. the presence of a heart beat.
Can you hear heartbeat at dating scan?
You may hear your babys heartbeat for the first time at your dating scan. Your dating scan usually happens between eight weeks and 14 weeks. Some scanning equipment doesnt provide sound, though, so your sonographer may only show you your babys heartbeat on the screen.