The EDD from the early dating scan is used - if the last menstrual period is not known or is unreliable, or the dating scan differs from the last menstrual period dating by more than 5 days.
As the baby gets bigger, it starts to express its individual growth potential.
For transvaginal ultrasound you can have an empty bladder Dating scans are usually recommended if there is doubt about the validity of the last menstrual period.
For example if you a tiny sac can be seen in the uterus, but the baby and its heart beat may not be detected yet.
Your midwife or doctor will book you a dating scan appointment.