Hi, I've got my appointment for my first scan next week but according to my dates I'll only be 10-11wks. Will it be a waste of time do you think? I asked the midwife and she said I could try and rearrange it but they were very busy... So I think I'll stick with it but i suppose I don't want to look silly and just be told I should have waited another few weeks! Sorry, bit of a ramble but does anyone have any advice?
You can have a dating scan anytime after 8-13ish weeks. However if you want the Nuchal translucency scan as part of the combined test for downs your so called '12 week' scan has to be done between 11-13 weeks. I think you should give them a call if you want the NT as part of the scan see if you can get it a little later, but if you want it purely for dating or they offer NT scan seperately, you can have it at 10-11 weeks
My first scan was scheduled for 10w6 on my original dates. I thought maybe they thought I was further on than I was. When I went to my scan they dated me at 10w1 and then rescheduled me 3 weeks later to be rescanned to check the nuchal fold. I didn't think it was a bad thing as got to see back twice instead of once. That was in Leicestershire.
Thanks for all the thoughts. I think I'll stick with as, if nothing else, I am obviously keen to see the baby as soon as possible! Sounds like I may need to go back for the NT test but we'll see. I think it's because they think I'm further along than I am despite me telling them otherwise!
Had my first one at 9 weeks (got my dates wrong) and they accurately dated me, then made an appointment for me to go back a couple of weeks later. But that was because they were twins and they needed to double-check whether they were identical or not.
We had the nuchal scan separately that time, they didn't offer it for singleton pregnancies at that time - but this pregnancy (single) my first scan was at 12+5 (was very accurate myself this time!) and 21 weeks for nuchal scan and growth scan.
Feels very strange this time - 2 scans is all I get - I was being scanned weekly at one point with the boys!