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Early scan anyone? Partic older mums?

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supersupersupershock Mon 01-Dec-14 12:25:57

I am 42 and around 7/8 weeks pg. Shock pregnancy and concerned about many things. Just wondered if you had this scan and what it is able to tell you?

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 01-Dec-14 12:53:46

I'm 30 but having an early scan tomorrow at 8 ish weeks. Basically it should tell you if the baby has a heartbeat and the size of the baby (therefore approximate dates). It's just for reassurance really, to check everything is progressing as it should be. I'm not 100% sure on the stats but I think if you see a heartbeat at 8 weeks you have a 95% chance of a successful pregnancy.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 01-Dec-14 12:56:41

Oh and it will obviously tell you if it's a single or multiple pregnancy too.

ProbablyMe Mon 01-Dec-14 13:01:46

I paid for a private scan on Saturday at 7wks6days. I'm 40. I wanted it just to confirm that there was actually a baby there and that it had a heartbeat which there was smile . The miscarriage risk drops significantly at this stage is a heartbeat can be seen. Also confirmed that there was just the one!

supersupersupershock Mon 01-Dec-14 13:04:38

Thank you ladies from very emotional person here! Think I will book in smile

Good luck tomorrow GotTo

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