Early dating scan


Gestational age is the age of the pregnancy from the last normal menstrual period (LMP), and fetal age is the actual age of the growing baby.

Most references to pregnancy are usually in gestational age rather than fetal age development, but we have included both so that it is clear what stage development is being discussed.

It is common to have many questions about what this early development truly involves and what is to be expected.

We have gathered information from different sources in order to provide the best guidelines of what normal early fetal development looks like.

This early part of development lays the foundation for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.