Booked my consultant and have an appointment with him on 17th Sept but do i have to book a scan myself or how does that work? I will be well over the 12 week mark by the time September comes I presumed the consultant talked to me about scans but now I am confused!
Sorry for the silly question
I am just back from Docs and all is confirmed
Best advice would be to ring back consultant and ask.
It depends, I think, on what part of the country you're in, and whether you're public/ private etc.
I'm on semi-p and got an appointment with consultant at 16 weeks (that was my 12 week app) and booked for a scan for week 22. The consultant just happens to have a mini-scanner in office but that's a bonus rather than a given when you're semi-p.
From what I've heard most private cons have mini scanners, though you may still want to ask about booking a "big scan" as the equipment is more sensitive.
If you're not entirely happy, you can also book your own private scan. m Mt Carmel, the Blackrock Clinic and the Charlemont Clinic all do these and it costs about €150-200. Or you can book a 3d/4d scan which isn't a medical scan but you'll get to see the baby.