Growth and Well Being Pregnancy Scan – 22 weeks onwards
(to include photographs and computerised report)
Below is a general overview, and below this you can find the transcript of this video.
Growth and Well Being Pregnancy Scan Overview
The purpose of this scan is:
- to determine the lie & presentation of the baby (breech or cephalic)
- to estimate fetal weight
- to determine the location of the placenta
- to measure the fluid around the baby
- to measure the blood flow in the baby’s umbilical artery
- to evaluate the pregnancy for abnormalities
- to determine gender (from 19 weeks gestation ).
It is not always possible to determine the gender of the baby due to the presentation or lie of the baby. If we are unable to determine gender on the day an appointment for a further scan will be made when hopefully baby will be in a more favourable position. Gender Determination is 85% accurate.
Growth and Well Being Pregnancy Video Transcript
Video title: Growth and well being scan 22 weeks pregnancy scan
The growth and well being scan is one of the scans we offer in pregnancy. It is assesses the baby’s growth and we can do it from twenty four weeks to term. With this scan we check where the placenta is, we look at the fluid around the baby and we measure the size of the baby. We can also look at the blood flow in the umbilical cord and it’s something we do from twenty four weeks right through to term.
It’s a test that you can either come in and refer yourself for or it might be one that your doctor might request for you.
The post dates and [1:18] scan is another scan that we offer and as the name says, it’s one that we do after the due date. With this scan, we then check where the placenta is, we look at the activity of the baby, we look at the size of the baby and we check the fluid around the baby.
To book a Growth and Well Being Pregnancy Scan at our Dublin 2 clinic, please call (01) 663 5060 or use the Make a Booking online form.