Preparation for dating scan

The senior member of staff walked in, didn't ask us any questions, how far along we were, any kind of past history, or anything like this, didn't even look at the notes, put the scanner on and kind of after scanning around for a bit, took the scanner off and started saying, 'Well, why have you come this early?

' And it was like, 'Well, what do you mean, why have we come this early?

Please note that 4DFREEVIEW is a free option and if your baby’s position is not favorable for aesthetics on the day, we cannot offer a free rescan for this reason.

Need to expose abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.

We recommend that you present your dating scan results to your usual healthcare professional whose contact details we take at the time of booking.

Your choice of a free rescan may be appropriate if we are unable to perform the primary purpose of this scan.

And she said, 'We've been through a lot together as a family', she said, 'and I'm coming in the room with you'. And mum said, 'I don't care, I'm coming in, and if you don't like it then that's tough luck'. If you’ve got a problem with that then get someone senior, more senior than yourself”.

And, and then she sat us up and said, “I’m really, really sorry.

Your baby died at 8.4, and I know that you’re 10 weeks”.

We're meant to be, you know, you're meant to, dating scan between 10 and 12 weeks. And our midwife spoke to someone in the ultrasonography department, and they said that they wanted us, because of our past history, because we had an anencephaly baby, you wanted to scan us at 10 weeks just to, so that it gave you more time to prepare to then do another scan at 16 weeks, which is the original plan'. ' I said, 'All I want you to do is to tell me if my baby is healthy and normal'.

And she said, 'Oh, well, I can't make out the baby. And she then turned on me and said, 'I can't do that'. And she said, 'I can't tell you if your baby has anencephaly'.

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