This is a detailed scan during which each part of the baby’s body is examined to check development and to exclude structural abnormalities, which can be performed between 18-24 weeks of pregnancy.
Anomaly scans are important because they provide the best opportunity to examine all the anatomy of your baby in great detail.
The Anomaly scan is performed by a fetal medicine specialist/sonographer.
At MUMS we check the development of the following structures:
* Head & Brain, Face, Spine, heart, lungs, bowel, kidneys, bladder
* Arms/hands/fingers, legs/feet/toes
* Fetal Growth
* Amniotic fluid
* Placental position and function
* Umbilical Cord insertion
* Umbilical and cerebral dopplers
If any abnormalities are detected, the significance of the findings will be discussed with you on the day and a referral to your booking hospital/screening team can be arranged for further management within the NHS system.
We can also determine the sex of your baby if you wish to know.
What do I need to do in preparation for the scan?
Preparation: No specific preparation is required.
Handheld hospital notes: Please bring these with you on the day.
Appointment length: Your appointment is booked for 30 minutes, of which you can expect approximately 15-20 minutes of scanning time. If the baby is in a position where is it difficult to obtain images we will send you for a walk and then rescan you.
What’s included in your Anomaly Scan
Pregnancy Report: A detailed report confirming scan findings and measurements
Photographs: All scan images printed to take away on the day
USB Memory Stick: Complete scan & images recorded onto a MUMS Branded USB stick for you to keep.
Our Early Pregnancy scans (6-14 weeks) are now only £50 every Monday (normally £70). Clinic times are 3.30-7.30pm. To book your appointment call 0121 704 2669 or contact us through the website.