What problems can be picked up at 12-week scan?
- check the size of your baby.
- indicate the sex of your baby.
- check how many babies you’re having.
- detect anomalies.
- show the position of your baby.
- show the position of the placenta (placenta praevia might mean a caesarean birth will be offered later in pregnancy)
- check that your baby is growing healthily.
What does the 12-week scan test for?
A nuchal translucency scan is part of the ultrasound scan that most pregnant women have at around 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you decide to have the scan, the health professional performing the ultrasound will measure your baby’s nuchal translucency (a fluid-filled space at the back of your baby’s neck).
Can you tell from 12-week scan if baby has Down syndrome?
Combined test A screening test for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome is available between weeks 10 and 14 of pregnancy. It’s called the combined test because it combines an ultrasound scan with a blood test. The blood test can be carried out at the same time as the 12-week scan.
What should I wear to my 12 week scan?
Wear suitable clothing. Wear loose fitting clothes for easy access and to limit the spread of the gel. A top that can easily be lifted whilst maintaining your modesty, plus a skirt or trousers that can be rolled or pushed down at the waistband are best. The gel will wash off easily too.
How long does it take for 12 week scan results?
When will I be given the results? Normal results will be confirmed in writing within 7 working days. If the result identifies the pregnancy as higher risk for any of the conditions you will be contacted by telephone within three days by the screening midwife.
What does a fetus look like at 12 weeks?
Your baby has ten fingers and ten toes (no more webbing), and peach-fuzz hair begins to grow on tender skin. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, move back into his abdominal cavity now. See what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.
What happens at the 12 week pregnancy scan?
The 12-week pregnancy scan may be your first scan to establish the foetal growth and development. However, this scan also helps your doctor to assess any foetal abnormality. In case your baby is detected with any defect or abnormality, then you may be referred to a foetal medicine consultant.
Is the 12 week scan known as the dating scan?
Your 12-week ultrasound scan is the 1st of the 2 routine pregnancy scans you’re offered on the NHS. It’s officially known as the ‘dating scan’ because it’s used to pinpoint your baby’s due date.
When is the 12 week scan on the NHS?
March 28, 2019 at 11:56 am. Your 12-week ultrasound scan is the 1st of the 2 routine pregnancy scans you’re offered on the NHS. It’s officially known as the ‘dating scan’ because it’s used to pinpoint your baby’s due date. Advertisement.
Why do you have an ultrasound at 12 weeks?
Completing 12 weeks of pregnancy is an important milestone as it marks the completion of your first trimester, and your doctor may advise you to have an ultrasound scan to assess how your pregnancy is progressing. Here are a few things that your doctor will check in the 12 weeks ultrasound scan.