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16 Mar

Most mums-to-be would probably say it's a good idea to have some company, especially if you're anxious about the scan.

"Having a scan can be very emotional," says Jane Fisher, director of the testing-support charity Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC).

They will also check that anatomically everything is where should be.

Then the sonographer will put some gel on the skin of your tummy (be ready: it’s normally freezing!

) so there is good contact between the transducer (the hand-held scanning device) and your skin.

Your 12-week ultrasound scan is the 1st of the 2 routine pregnancy scans you're offered on the NHS.

It's officially known as the 'dating scan' because it's used to pinpoint your baby's due date. That's because it's likely to be the 1st time you 'see' your baby (whee!