What will I see at a 6 week scan?

About Baby

At 6 weeks we would expect to see a tiny baby (approximately 4 millimeters). The arms and legs are just beginning to form and there’s small dents where the ears may be. If you were to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound scan should see a tiny little heart flickering away.
6 Week scan Baby size

About Baby Continued...

At 6 weeks, baby is approximately the size of a sweet pea! the embryo is covered with a thin layer of see-through skin. There's a large bulge where the heart is and a bump at the head end of the neural tube. This bump will become the brain and head.

About You

You may start experiencing the early signs of pregnancy; fatigue, nausea, heightened sense of smell and many more. All women are different and some may experience minimal to no symptoms at all. It’s important to rest and eat well.

What You Need to Do

Book an appointment with your GP and ask to see a midwife. Alternatively, you can self-refer to your local hospital. You will usually be offered a scan at 8-14 weeks dating scan with the NHS but if you just can’t wait to see baby then you can take at look at our early pregnancy scan packages to find the most suitable package for you and book your early pregnancy scan today.
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