This is a detailed scan at 20-22 weeks of pregnancy.
During the scan we examine each part of the fetal body, determine the position of the placenta, assess the amount of amniotic fluid, and measure fetal growth. Special attention is paid to the brain, face, spine, heart, stomach, bowel, kidneys and limbs.
In women at high risk for preterm delivery (multiple pregnancies, previous preterm birth, abnormalities of the uterus or previous cervical surgery) we also carry out a transvaginal scan to measure the length of the cervix.
If any abnormalities are detected the significance of the findings will be discussed and the couple will be given the opportunity to have further counselling with Professor Nicolaides.