Ultrasound scans in pregnancy You might be offered an ultrasound scan at 11-13 weeks (usually called the 12-week scan). Health professionals also usually recommend you have an ultrasound scan at 18-20 weeks (usually called the 20-week scan).
How many ultrasounds scans are recommended during pregnancy?
Most healthy women receive two ultrasound scans during pregnancy. The first is, ideally, in the first trimester to confirm the due date, and the second is at 18-22 weeks to confirm normal anatomy and the sex of the baby, explains Mendiola.
What are the scans done during pregnancy?
Viability Scan: an early scan to confirm that you are pregnant, work out your due date and check that you and your baby are healthy. Nuchal Translucency Scan: the routine 12 week scan to check your babys growth and development.
Is it safe to have lots of scans when pregnancy?
There is no evidence to show that ultrasounds are harmful and as such, a reasonable number of scans throughout a pregnancy is very common and safe.
When do you find the gender of baby?
Most doctors schedule an ultrasound at around 18 to 21 weeks, but the sex may be determined by ultrasound as early as 14 weeks . Its not always 100 percent accurate, though. Your baby might be in an awkward position, which makes it difficult to clearly see the genitals.
Does scan affect the baby in the womb?
No, having an ultrasound wont affect your baby . Ultrasound sends sound waves through your womb (uterus), which bounce off your babys body . The echoes are turned into an image on a screen, so your sonographer can see your babys position and movements.