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You will get a hospital appointment with a sonographer for your scan.12-week scans normally take between 15 and 30 minutes.It's very exciting to "see" your baby in the womb, often moving his or her hands and legs.Having a scan in pregnancy is usually a happy event, but be aware that ultrasound scans may detect some serious abnormalities, so you should be prepared for that information.Other reasons to have a 7 week ultrasound are to: The embryo will be measured from the top of its head, the “crown” to its bottom or “rump”.This is because it is the longest portion of the embryo’s body and provides an ideal measurement baseline of growth and development.‘This pushes the uterus into a better position so we can see the baby more easily,’ says Dean Meredith who is a Sonographer at The Portland Hospital, London.But don’t overdo it – we all know how often you need to pee these days.
An average length of the embryo at 7 weeks is anywhere between 5mm-12mm. Obviously, every pregnancy is unique and individual factors influence the size of the embryo at this early stage, and the embryo shows development week by week.
Whether it's your 12-week scan or 20-week scan, that baby pic is one of the most significant photos you’ll ever have, so get clued up on what you’re looking at Your scan. And with it often comes a photo of your growing baby to stick to the fridge/post on Facebook/show to any stranger who happens to sit next to you on the bus.
But, silly as it sounds, they’re not always the easiest things to decipher.
This is the period of time which provides the most accurate assessment.
Generally, ultrasounds which are performed in the first trimester are within 3-5 days of being accurate in terms of assessing gestational age.