Question: How do I book a dating scan on NHS?

Your midwife or doctor will book you a dating scan appointment. It will usually take place at your local hospital ultrasound department. Most scans are carried out by sonographers.

Do you get scan date at booking appointment?

After the booking appointment your next antenatal checks will be at: 10 weeks to 14 weeks. Youll be offered a dating scan to check your babys development and confirm your due date. 16 weeks.

When should you book a dating scan?

Between 8 – 12 weeks of pregnancy is a good time for a dating scan. A 2-D image of a baby at about 8-9 weeks.

Can my partner come to my booking appointment?

Its fine for your partner or a friend to come with you. Remember youre likely to be talking about some confidential and private things. Its up to you whether youd feel more comfortable discussing these things in confidence with just your midwife, or if youd prefer to have someone else that you trust there as well.

When will I get my scan appointment?

The booking visit (usually between 8 to 12 weeks) This usually takes place between 8 to 12 weeks of your pregnancy. You will be asked about your medical and family history and any previous pregnancies.

Does my partner need to come to first midwife appointment?

The midwife will ask questions about your health, your familys health, and your preferences for this pregnancy. Your midwife will ask to see you alone for the first 10 minutes of the appointment before your partner, or the person thats come with you, can join the appointment.

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