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Early scan

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babyash Tue 12-Jul-16 11:47:02

Biding time at work - got an early scan (7-8weeks) this afternoon.....time is dragging, nervous but can't wait.
Hoping to see a heartbeat - I read somewhere if there is a heartbeat at this stage there is something like a 97% chance viability.
What are your experiences of early scans? Bad or good.....

pitstop16 Tue 12-Jul-16 11:59:54

Had early scans with both my successful pregnancies due to miscarriages before...so reassuring to see the little bean and heartbeat!! It really does help in my opinion.

Good luck!x

babyash Tue 12-Jul-16 12:59:56

Thanks excited but keep getting nervous, I'm sure it'll be fine. This is my third pregnancy - I was hoping I'd be all nonchalant this time, but I'm just as bad as my first nearly 8 years ago!!!

babyash Tue 12-Jul-16 19:06:47

Scan was great! Saw little blob and heard a heartbeat! All feels a bit real....grin

Desmondo2016 Tue 12-Jul-16 20:30:25

Congratulations! X

wineapotamus Tue 12-Jul-16 20:37:41

Sorry to jump in but just wanted to ask how and where you booked your early scan?! I'm 4 weeks and want to have an early scan (I had a Mmc last year and am a bit worried) but gp wouldn't refer me.
Massive congrats by the way!! grin

babyash Tue 12-Jul-16 21:54:58

I went to our local babyvision. They do dating scans from 6/7 weeks (think after 7 weeks is better) - cost us £65 (confusedconfused) but glad I did. Think prices vary between regions and different companies.
Try googling early scans or 4D scans as a lot of places that do 4D scans do early dating scans too xx

wineapotamus Tue 12-Jul-16 22:28:49

That's great, thank you so much. Sorry again to have hijacked. grin

DebieS Wed 13-Jul-16 09:39:03

I had an early scan on Monday due to a little bleeding and previous miscarriages. They dated me 5 and a half weeks. I was able to see the little squiggle and the heartbeat. Was an amazing thing to see grin

jellycat1 Wed 13-Jul-16 09:41:40

wine fetal medicine centre if you're in London. Excellent place. Congrats op!!

wineapotamus Wed 13-Jul-16 10:33:30

How lovely debie! Thanks for the top tip, I am indeed in London and will get on it. Fingers crossed !

pinkladyapple Wed 13-Jul-16 10:41:32

I had an early scan at 8 weeks and it only cost me £40, included a large photo print and a DVD recording of the scan with extra pictures on!

Do shop around. That wasn't an offer either (I went back again a while ago for 4D pictures and still had the same prices) and they are the only baby scan place for about an hour's drive in any direction, so they're not trying to price out competition.

wineapotamus Wed 13-Jul-16 12:45:03

Ooh where was that pink?

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