The application period for the Midwife Sonography examination is now open!In order to earn the Midwife Sonography Certificate, the certified-midwife must pass both required components in the following order: • Part Two: Practical examination Review the "Certification Process" under the "Overview" tab below.For instance a dating scan done at 6 weeks could get the date wrong five days either way.A scan at 12 weeks could get the date wrong seven days either way and a scan done at 20 weeks could get the date wrong up to ten days either way.Many mums-to-be are convinced that the angle that this nub is resting at (the 'angle of the dangle') at their 12-week scan, can determine the sex of the child.According to Dr Venkat however, this doesn’t really carry any scientific weight. Some say if you look closely this will give your baby's gender away.At around seven weeks of pregnancy, it’s reasonably common for women to have their first ultrasound.
This is because it is the longest portion of the embryo’s body and provides an ideal measurement baseline of growth and development.
The limbs and the yolk sac, though obviously important, are not the primary means of measuring growth.
An average length of the embryo at 7 weeks is anywhere between 5mm-12mm. Obviously, every pregnancy is unique and individual factors influence the size of the embryo at this early stage, and the embryo shows development week by week.
This is the period of time which provides the most accurate assessment.
Generally, ultrasounds which are performed in the first trimester are within 3-5 days of being accurate in terms of assessing gestational age.