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Early viability and reassurance scan (6-12 weeks)


At six weeks the purpose of the early viability ultrasound scan is to confirm a fetal heartbeat and exclude an ectopic pregnancy.  An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes which can be dangerous for the mother.  If you have unexpected bleeding which is extremely distressing then at BabyConnections we can provide you with an immediate appointment, usually on the same day, for your ultrasound scan giving you much needed reassurance.

After 6-7 weeks gestation we also aim to:


  • to confirm that there is a fetal heartbeat
  • to confirm the presence of a single baby or multiple babies
  • to provide an estimated due date (EDD)
  • to provide reassurance to the mother and family that the pregnancy is developing as expected
  • to check the mother’s ovaries 

Most early viability scans can be performed by scanning through your tummy (trans-abdominally) when you are six weeks gestation or greater, however if the pregnancy is earlier than expected or the ultrasound picture is unclear we would recommend you have a trans-vaginal scan (TV) with your consent.  This is an internal scan in which our Sonographer will place a small probe into your vaginal cavity to assess your fetus and pelvic structures in more detail.

Early viability and reassurance scan


  • 20 minute scan appointment
  • Sonographer’s formal report
  • 4 thermal black and white paper images
  • 1 glossy photograph 

Price: £80 
We kindly ask you to pay a 30% deposit on booking your appointment over the phone.  This will be deducted from your overall balance to be paid on arrival to St Joseph’s Hospital reception.

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