Screening tests during pregnancy: Dating/Viability scan

A dating/viability scan confirms a pregnancy and establish an estimated due date (EDD). The scan checks for the presence of the embryo’s heartbeat and reveals how many embryos have been implanted to the uterus. Through this scan, you’ll also be able to find out the size of the sac (or the embryo), which confirms the gestational age of the pregnancy.

This first trimester scan also helps to reassure mothers of their baby’s well-being in the womb, especially in cases of bleeding and spotting.