What information will this test provide for me?
All the body will be looked at.
Toes and fingers counted, nose and lips examined, length of arms and legs, size of body and internal organs. The scan is looking to see if everything looks normal.
The heart rate will also be checked.
Normally most physical problems are showing some signs that can be detected at this stage of development. Many things can be corrected if detected early either before birth or shortly after birth. Either way it is better to be forewarned and prepared.
An ultrasound scan cannot detect conditions like Cerebral Palsy and Autism which have no physical signs.
If there is a problem the doctor will discuss it with you in detail after the scan and followup will be arranged.
Morphology Scan (17 to 22 weeks)
The morphology scan is the most detailed pregnancy scan done at Tara and we consider it the most important.
It is done by a Transabdominal scan.
The baby will be thoroughly examined from its head to its toes and inside to outside to assess the baby's anatomy. This test gives a good indication of how your baby is physically developing.
This is the test that will tell you if everything is progressing normally.