In order to create a clear view of your baby, it’s worth drinking a pint of water an hour before the scan.
‘This pushes the uterus into a better position so we can see the baby more easily,’ says Dean Meredith who is a Sonographer at The Portland Hospital, London.
The CRL is measured to check the date of the pregnancy and make sure it is in the 45 to 84mm range,’ explains Dean.
‘We then look at the anatomy of the baby as far as possible at this early stage.
So you can see all his organs, muscles, limbs and bones are in place, and the sex organs are well developed.
This paper will examine the methods used by obstetricians to predict the date on which a baby will be born, and also examine how that forecasted due date affects the course of obstetric treatment.If a problem is spotted you’ll be to referred to a fetal medicine consultant for confirmation of the findings with a view to undergo further testing and recommendations for the remainder of the pregnancy.There’s no evidence to suggest scans offer any risk to your pregnancy and offer you those first precious glimpses of your unborn baby and give you the peace of mind that your baby’s development is as it should be.The 12-week scan is the first in depth look at your growing baby and assesses the early development in the womb.‘The first thing we do is look and listen for the heartbeat.