Ultrasound scans are offered to all pregnant women at 12 and 22 weeks. They are non-invasive screening tests that are safe and easy to perform.
The 12 weeks can is the first opportunity to see your baby’s heart beating. We can check how mant babies you are expecting and we check your expected due date, although this is only an estimate and some babies wait up to two weeks after this date to be born. At this scan we also offer screening for Down’s syndrome.
At the 22 week scan we check for any structural abnormalities, see if the baby is growing normally and check the placenta is not too close to the cervix. This will be your last scan unless a midwife or obstetrician requests further investigations.