It was an internal scan but I think you would be better waiting (I know how hard that is) until 7 weeks as if you’re out on your dates by a day or two the heartbeat may not have started yet and you would have a really stressful time waiting for another scan a week later.” Pinkbutton had this exact experience.
“I had 2 early scans, one at 6 weeks that didn't show anything, then another at 8 weeks that showed a heartbeat.
So I would say leave it until 8 weeks so you know for sure.
Going too early as I did just resulted in more worry.” Yes, you can request one if it's for medical reasons.
"Then you shuffle on the bed and they get this stick and put on what looks like a condom (LOL) on the stick then they put some jelly on.
Then they ask you to put your knees up and open your legs, like you're having a smear.
Unlike an abdominal scan, you don't need a full bladder, so you'll be asked to go for a pee before the scan begins.
9 weeks - Your baby is nearly fully formed, and you may be able to make out your baby's head, body and limbs.
While most pregnant women have their first scan at around 12 weeks, some of us are asked to have an 'early' scan or choose to have one done privately (when we asked mums on our Facebook community if they'd paid for a private scan, 24% of 236 mums said they had).
According to midwife Ann Richley, your GP or midwife might suggest an early pregnancy scan if you've: These sorts of scans are usually done at an Early Pregnancy Unit on the NHS.
However, in most cases if it’s reassurance you’re looking for, you’ll need to pay for a scan privately.” Your baby is developing really quickly during these early weeks and so your baby will look very different each week in an early scan: 6 weeks - Your baby will just be visible and measure around 0.5mm. 7 weeks (see pic above) – Your baby will be about 1cm with a heartbeat of about 160 beats per minute.
8 weeks - Your baby is growing at about 1mm a day, and will now measure around 1.6cm.