What will I see at an 8 week scan?
About BabyAt 8 weeks we would expect to see a tiny baby (approximately 15 millimetres), and we would expect to see a visible heartbeat. At this point baby’s arms are starting to get longer and will currently be longer than baby’s legs as the upper part of the body grows quicker.
About Baby Continued...At 8 weeks, baby is approximately the size of a raspberry. At 8 weeks, the baby is now called a foetus, (which means offspring). The foetus is still inside its amniotic sac and the placenta is continuing to develop, forming structures that help attach the placenta to the wall of the womb.
About YouThere’s lots going on inside you now as baby is getting bigger and starting to look more like a little human. Your placenta will be getting ready to take over providing baby with all the goodness they need to grow. The placenta is starting to sprout what is described as little branches so it can attach itself to your womb. You may be urinating more and experiencing symptoms such as sore breasts.
What You Need to DoBook 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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