Baby's Anomaly Ultrasound Scan
An anomaly scan is known as a mid-pregnancy scan, 18-24 weeks (optimal suggestive time is 20-22 weeks). The main purpose of this scan is to entirely check your baby and make sure that the baby is developmentally and structurally normal.
This is very important to have this scan done as some babies’ health problems cannot be predicted by the health of parents or their family history.
At Private Ultrasound Clinic, we offer a comprehensive Anomaly Scan of your baby, which is one of the two scans that are routinely offered to all pregnant women as part of antenatal care in the UK. This scan aims to perform a full survey of the baby’s structures, by assessing the baby’s growth by this stage of development, as well as many structures and organs. During this scan, the following would be examined: baby’s head and brain, baby’s face, spine, organs in baby’s abdominal cavity such as kidneys, stomach, bladder, diaphragm, bowel, abdominal wall, umbilical cord, baby’s spine, and limbs (arms, legs, hands, feet) and heart views.
The overall fluid around your baby would also be assessed alongside placental lie. This is to make sure the location of the placenta and to rule out that the placenta is not in the way of the birth canal.
If you wish to find out the gender of your baby we can offer a gender scan as a complimentary scan with the anomaly scan.