The viability scan is the first scan of pregnancy.
Whilst many clinics offer this scan at 6 weeks, our expert specialists believe it is best to wait until at least 7 weeks if you have no concerns because it will allow you to see the early anatomy which will make the scan even more reassuring and avoid dissapointment.
Specialist scans are available if you have had recurrent miscarriage, are having fertility treatment / IVF , you have early pregnancy pain or bleeding or have had a previous ectopic pregnancy.
This scan will: Check heart beat and viability, confirm the number of fetuses and date the pregnancy. The appointment will be around 15 to 20 minutes. 15 minute appointment. We will show you as much detail, such as baby’s movements, position, hands, feet, umbilical cord and placenta (subject to gestation and views. You will get a full printed report and photo. Transvaginal/internal scans may be needed if views are not clear on transabdominal scan