Ultrasound scanning has been used extensively in pregnancy and is accepted to be safe.
Prior to attending, please try to have a full bladder by drinking 1-2 pints of water/squash about 1 hour before your scan time.
Maternity Unit Level 4 Torbay Hospital Lowes Bridge Torquay TQ2 7AATel: 01803 654612 Fax: 01803 654651/654629 Maternity Assessment Unit: 01803 656058 Appointments: 01803 654612Our aim is to provide high quality care for pregnant women and their families.
Team midwives operate in Torquay (Riviera Team), Torquay & Paignton (Coastal Team), Paignton, Brixham, Totnes & Dartmouth (Waterside Team), Newton Abbot, Ashburton & Buckfastleigh (Torview Team), Teignmouth, Dawlish, Kingsteignton, Chudleigh, Bovey Tracey & Moretonhampstead (Templer Team).
This early pregnancy dating scan (ante-natal scan) is useful for those who: Are experiencing pain or bleeding in the pregnancy Had a previous miscarriages Had a previous ectopic pregnancy Are unsure of date of last menstrual period And for those who need reassurance prior to their NHS scan, now usually performed after 12 weeks.
Some women will need extra scans later in the pregnancy for several reasons, such as checking the baby's growth.Sometimes a problem can develop later in the pregnancy.However, the vast majority of babies are normal and this test will reassure you that your pregnancy is progressing well.If you have any questions, please ask at the maternity unit antenatal clinic or speak to your midwife.Antenatal workshop Come to a session to be informed and prepared for breastfeeding your baby. Peer supporters Peer supporters are mums who have themselves breastfed and have trained as volunteers to help other mums. Breast feeding support groups and pump hire The infant feeding specialist midwife can be contacted on 01803 656275 or via our contact form.