What will happen at my Anatomy Scan?
At your Anatomy scan our sonographers will check your baby's body to make sure your baby is growing well, and their anatomy is within normal parameters. Your sonographer will assess your baby's head, brain, face, heart, stomach, kidneys, bladder, abdominal wall, spine, upper and lower limbs and look at the fluid that surrounds your baby within the limits of your pregnancy gestation.
The best time for your anatomy scan is around 20 weeks of gestation.
Sometimes the anatomy of your baby can be difficult to see, especially if they are in a difficult position. Please don't worry if the specialist sonographer is unable to visualize some of your baby's anatomy - this can happen sometimes. If this does happen, we will invite you back to the clinic for one free re-scan to complete your baby's anatomy check.
Unfortunately if your baby is still in an unfavourable position on the second scan, we will not be able to offer a third scan.
Anatomy scans are normally performed transabdominally, which means over your tummy. However, we might offer you a transvaginal scan to look at the location of your placenta*,* especially if it is low lying.
Please attend your appointment with a full bladder.
Choose your package
Basic Package: 4 printed images of your baby
Upgrade Package: 4 printed images of your baby plus USB stick with all electronic images of your baby (+£20.00)