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Ultrasound at 8 week booking appointment - UCH

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Heidi122 Mon 27-Jul-15 22:00:06

Does anyone know whether you are offered an ultrasound at the 8 week initial booking appointment with a midwife at University College Hospital?

Thanks grin

KittyandTeal Tue 28-Jul-15 09:02:28

It's unusual to be offered a scan routinely that early. People do have 8 week scans but it's normally if they are considered high risk or have had problems with previous pregnancies or repeated miscarriage.

UsernameAlreadyInUse Tue 28-Jul-15 10:15:47

No, it's mostly form-filling and possibly some blood-taking. Scans are in a different department from midwife appointments.

daluze Tue 28-Jul-15 10:34:31

No, there is no medical need for a scan before 12 weeks for most pregnancies. However, I really liked my booking appointment at UCH, it was long and very detailed, and they organised it on Saturday, so it is easier for a partner to join.

Heidi122 Tue 28-Jul-15 11:28:47

Thanks for the info guys. Had a mc 2 years ago so just for peace of mind I will get an early scan but will just need to pay for it privately. Thanks again

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