At-Home Pregnancy Ultrasound Testing
Ultrasound scans are a common part of pregnancy. They're used to check the health of the baby, the due date, gender, and much more. Many expecting mums will be familiar with the concept of an ultrasound and how they work, but not everybody knows that you can receive a scan from the comfort of your own home.
COVID-19 remains a concern for many when it comes to visiting a clinic for tests. Due to this, at-home ultrasounds are becoming increasingly more popular. Find out more about VisitHealth's extensive sonography scans here!
What is an Ultrasound?
Ultrasounds essentially create images of internal bodily structures. In the simplest terms, ultrasounds allow doctors, nurses, and medics to see what's happening inside your body.
Whilst used for many things in the medical world, ultrasounds are most commonly associated with pregnancy and checking the health and progress of growing fetuses. A lot of women would expect these tests to be conducted in hospitals and clinics, but with new, industry-standard equipment, expecting mothers can now take full ultrasounds from the comfort of their own home.
Why might I need an Ultrasound Scan?
Frequently Asked Questions
Are VisitHealth's At-Home Pregnancy Scans 'Clinic Standard'?Yes! Industry-standard equipment is used by our fully trained medics to give you a comfortable and professional scan. The only difference is that you can have it from the comfort of your own home.
What COVID-19 Procedures Are In Place For At-Home Testing?Our medics stick to the strictest of COVID-19 procedures to ensure you are safe and feel comfortable throughout our visit. This includes COVID testing before the visitation, use of PPE, and social distancing where possible. Speak with our friendly team to find out more about our COVID protocols.Find Out More
When and How Will I Get My Pregnancy Scan Test Results?
You will receive your test results immediately, at the time of visit. You will also receive a detailed ultrasound report for your maternity notes.
What is an Early Pregnancy Scan?
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Early pregnancy scan 5-8 weeks
Have an Early Pregnancy Scan from the comfort of your own home!
In the first trimester, an early ultrasound can be taken as part of prenatal care between 5 to 8 weeks of pregnancy. However, a first-trimester ultrasound isn’t standard practice as it’s still too early for your practitioner to see your baby in detail. This is usually a routine scan performed for pregnancies occurring as a result of IVF treatments.
Most practitioners wait at least 6 weeks to perform the first pregnancy ultrasound. However, a gestational sac can be seen as early as 4 1/2 weeks after your last period. A fetal heartbeat can be detected at 5 to 6 weeks (though this is not always the case).
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What is a First Trimester (Dating) Scan?
The First Trimester Scan is performed to check for structural conditions in the fetus at 11-14 weeks. This pregnancy ultrasound scan confirms that the baby’s heart is beating, and the number of babies you're pregnant with. Your baby’s head, brain, face, heart, stomach, bladder, hands, and feet can be seen at this stage. We will also look at the placenta, amniotic fluid, and umbilical cord.
A medic will also be able to determine a due date based on the baby's measurements.
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First Trimester (Dating) Scan 11-14 weeks
The first scan is often referred to as the dating scan. At this stage of pregnancy, the sonographer is able to estimate when your baby is due (EDD) based on the baby's measurements.
The First Trimester Scan can be performed to assess the probability of certain major structural conditions. This pregnancy ultrasound scan confirms that baby’s heart is beating, and the number of babies you're expecting. Your baby’s head, brain, face, heart, stomach, bladder, hands and feet can be seen at this stage. We will also look at the placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord.
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How does VisitHealth work?
Step 1: Book a home visitBook an appointment via our website or email/call our team. A visit fee will apply depending on your location and appointment time.Check Available Appointments
Step 2: Meet our practitionerWe come to you on the day your visit is booked. VisitHealth practitioner will have all the required equipment to provide a COVID-19 test to you and your family.Meet Our Nurses
Step 3: Get the results & certificateWe deliver results and certificates electronically via email or by post to you or your doctor.Check FAQ
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At-home Ultrasound Scans during COVID
Due to COVID-19, many women have been experiencing delayed or canceled ultrasound appointments throughout their pregnancy. At-home pregnancy scanning not only gives you consistent, face-to-face ultrasounds, but there is also a reduced need to visit potentially highly infectious places, such as hospitals. Find out more about pregnancy scans during COVID-19 by reading VisitHealth's article below.