If you are at risk of premature birth, it may be useful to have a scan to assess the length of the uterine cervix. A cervical scan is usually done after an abdominal scan. This can be done at any stage from 16 weeks but is most useful if done sequentially at 16, 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.
What will I get?
10 minute appointment time
Confirm the fetal viability and hear your baby’s heartbeat
Report stating the findings
No GP referral required
* Please note that only fetal viability and length of the cervix will be provided.
The scan can be done at any stage from 16 weeks but is most useful if done sequentially at 16, 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.
The reasons for this scan could be : previous premature delivery; loss of amniotic fluid; previous cervical surgical procedures.
The scan is performed by transvaginal approach as it is the clearest way to best visualize the cervix.