When can I have this?
Between 19 to 24 weeks
As you look forward to the birth of your child, it’s only natural to seek reassurance. You’ve had the dating scan and seen your baby on the screen, but now, you’d like to check that he or she is healthy and progressing well.
Our anomaly ultrasound scan sometimes called an anatomy scan, is the ideal opportunity to assess how well your baby is developing, by taking a series of body measurements, and looking at your baby’s anatomy and body structures to check that everything is as it should be. We’ll also check the fluid levels in the womb and positioning of the placenta.
At your anomaly scan, you’ll also receive two images of your baby to take home with you; and if you’d like to find out, our professional staff can give you their opinion on your child’s gender.
What is the primary purpose of the anomaly scan?
- Evaluate the anatomy of your baby in detail in line with National screening standards including areas such as the head, chest, heart, abdomen and limbs using ultrasound.
- Measure baby’s head, abdomen & thigh (femur) to assess growth against the expected gestational age.
- Provide weight estimation of baby
- Determine baby’s position
- Assess placental position
- Assess amniotic fluid
How do I Prepare for this Test?
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- Please bring your pregnancy book with previous scan results to your appointment as we will not be able to scan you without them.
- All scans are performed to accomplish the main objective only.
- The anomaly scan is used as a screening tool to screen for major structural abnormalities in line with the NHS fetal anomaly screening programme. It is important to note however that this scan can not detect all problems and does not screen for chromosomal abnormalities. A normal scan is very reassuring however does not guarantee a healthy baby.
- Twin / multiple pregnancies incur an additional charge of £50 per pregnancy.
- Gender assessment is included as a free option. Any information regarding the sex of the baby is not guaranteed & ultrasound alone is not 100% accurate as some babies can be ambiguous. Your practitioner will only provide you with information about the gender if they feel confident to do so from the ultrasound scan. Ultrasound Scan Clinic at St Mary’s Medical Centre or its staff can not be in any way held responsible upon the reliance of such information.
- 4DQuickPeek is non-diagnostic, optional and only provided upon request where a quick preview (typically 10-15 seconds) of your baby is provided in 4D from the available views of your baby at the time of the scan. Please note that 4D Peek is a free add on and is not the main objective of the scan.
- We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional which will be requested from you before or at the time of your scan.
- Our pregnancy scans do not replace or substitute any scan you have or will have with the NHS / maternity care provider.