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Early Pregnancy Scan

Early Pregnancy/Viability Ultrasound (6-11 weeks)

Are you curious about your pregnancy progress, experiencing pain, bleeding, or have a complicated obstetric history?
Our sonographer-led ultrasound service offers thorough assessments to address your concerns.

Here’s what we can do for you:

+Determine single or multiple pregnancies
+Exclude ectopic pregnancy
+Assess viability and heartbeat
+Estimate pregnancy dates
+Investigate causes of pain or bleeding, including miscarriage or ovarian cyst

Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Options:
For pregnancies under 9 weeks, a transvaginal examination is recommended in line with NICE guidelines, offering superior detail during early pregnancy. Transabdominal examinations are also available; however, the quality may vary based on the gestational age of the pregnancy.

Expert Guidance and Comprehensive Reporting:
Our experienced sonographers will guide you through these options, ensuring your comfort and understanding throughout the process. Following the examination, you’ll receive a comprehensive written report accompanied by corresponding ultrasound images, providing you with valuable insights into your pregnancy.

To book online select the date and time that suits you best – alternatively, please contact us with any questions via the chat, call or email links provided.

Early Pregnancy 6-11 week scan Book Online

All your Questions Answered on your ultrasound diagnosis
More Information

You may wish to have this scan performed if:
  • Experiencing vaginal bleeding
  • Having abdominal / pelvic / lower back / shoulder tip pain
  • Suffering from general anxiety
  • Have had previous experience of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
  • Feeling loss of pregnancy symptoms
  • Extreme nausea
  • Unsure how far along you are
  • You will be asked a series of questions related to your menstrual dates or assisted conception dates and
  • symptoms you are presenting with
  • Perform the Ultrasound scan and take high quality representative images
  • Explain ultrasound findings and answer your questions or concerns within our scope of practice
  • Issue a hard copy of the report at the end of the scan, as well as issue a digital copy of the report within 24 hrs, containing relevant images for you to keep for your records, or take to your GP and / or antenatal care provider
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if deemed necessary
The most common finding (over 70%) is a normally developing pregnancy. Sadly, however, about 20-25% of early pregnancies lead to miscarriage, and it would not be possible to identify the reason why it has happened by performing Ultrasound alone. On a very rare occasion, an abnormally located pregnancy, called ectopic pregnancy, or an abnormally developing pregnancy, called molar pregnancy may be identified, in which case you will be urgently referred to an Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology Unit at one of the nearby NHS Hospitals.
In majority of cases we will visualise a normally developing pregnancy, in which case there is no need for a blood test. In some cases, it will be impossible to identify a pregnancy on the scan, likely because it is simply too early to visualise on Ultrasound; in which case we will recommend a blood test that measures pregnancy hormones, specifically serum ß-HCG and progesterone levels.
We generally advise this scan to be performed transvaginally (internal scan) if you are under 7 weeks for optimal visibility, done on an empty bladder; however respect your choice if wish to decline an internal scan during your visit, in which case a transabdominal scan (on top of your tummy) will be offered with a pre-prepared full bladder (finish drinking 0.75-1L of water about 1 hr before your appointment time).
The Ultrasound Specialist will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be provided with a gown to respect your modesty in the likelihood of an internal scan. It will then involve insertion of the tip of the transvaginal probe, covered with a latex-free probe cover with a small amount of sterile gel into the vaginal canal. Our specialist will have to slightly move the probe to assess the relevant anatomy and to produce high quality diagnostic ultrasound images. You might feel mild discomfort during your ultrasound scan, however you can stop or pause the examination at any moment. Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan is regularly completed within 5-10 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
You will get the results after the scan along with a hard copy of the report. We will also email you a digital copy of the report with relevant images within 24 hrs.
Ultrasound scan itself does not harm the pregnancy. Yours and your baby’s safety is one of our top priorities, therefore we strictly adhere to BMUS guidelines for the safe use of Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment and scanning times, as well as respect ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
We recommend our Ultimate Value Package; Please ask your sonographer

Valerie Redfern
Valerie Redfern
Very pleased with the service I received. The staff were friendly, the appointment ran on time and all my questions were answered in a caring and professional manner. I would recommend the clinic.
Great place for a scan. Went to have ultrasound done - quite last minute and they fitted me in. Easy booking online. Easy to get to. Clean and comfortable. And knowledgeable clinicians. Very happy
Jordi B
Jordi B
My partner went to the clinic to have three different scans today.The doctor was great. He explained the findings while was doing the scans. He gave a lot of advices about the blood tests to perform in order to explore the findings further. The clinic is clean and the prices are really competitive. I highly recommend the clinic.
Collin Cumberland
Collin Cumberland
I am very satisfied with the service I received. I had two appointments, both scheduled at very short notice due to anxiety over symptoms similar to a previous DVT. Two thorough scans and a full explanation of the results put my mind at ease. The professional yet friendly approach of everyone I met made it a stress-free experience for me. Highly recommended.
Chris M
Chris M
I had a good experience with LPU, the premises were simple and there is no fancy waiting room but what you do get is a caring, quality, professional service at a competitive price, which I think really is what most people want. My concerns and questions were answered, my report was clear and the staff were kind and friendly. Would return and would recommend.
Camilla Palazzini
Camilla Palazzini
Today I had a neck and thyroid scan and I was incredibly nervous. However, all the staff was super nice, empathetic and professional and guided me throughout the procedure and immediately shared the results. I definitely felt well taken care of and would recommend this service.
Ahmadreza Selahi
Ahmadreza Selahi
I had an outstanding experience at the London Private Ultrasound clinic. From start to finish, the staff was incredibly professional, friendly, and attentive to my needs. The facility itself was clean, creating a comfortable environment. The ultrasound technician was highly skilled and took the time to explain the procedure, ensuring I felt at ease throughout the entire appointment. I was pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of the clinic, as they promptly delivered my results, providing me with the peace of mind I needed. I can't recommend London Private Ultrasound enough for their top-notch service and exceptional care. If you're looking for a reliable and trustworthy ultrasound clinic in London, this is definitely the place to go! Thank you to the entire team for your excellent service.
darren gerald
darren gerald
Very happy with the service I received. The team were very good and explained the process from start to finish. Made me feel at ease throughout my appointment. I received some very good advice about things I could do to help myself. Altogether a very very pleasant experience. Keep up the good work guys/girls. Would 100% recommend to others.
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