Anomaly scan

This is a detailed ultrasound at 20-24 weeks of gestation, with recommended gestational age at 22 weeks.

With the anolmaly scan we examine each part of the fetal body, we determine the position of the placenta and we evaluate the amount of amniotic fluid and the development of the fetus, calculating its weight.
Particular attention is given to the brain, face, spine, heart, stomach, intestine, kidneys and extremities, to eliminate anomalies. Anomaly scan cannot guarantee that your baby is normal, but it reassures significantly, both yourself and your treating physician, since it decreases further the chance of a poor outcome of the pregnancy.
Determination of sex is possible after the consent of the couple. During the same test it is recommended to perform an ultrasound via the vagina for the measurement of cervical length, especially for women at risk for preterm birth (multiple pregnancies, preterm birth history, uterine or cervical abnormalities, previous surgery)

What are the indications or reasons for having the anomaly scan?

This ultrasound is recommended to all pregnant women.

Benefits after the examination

Immediate results, such as gestational age and estimated delivery date, in case they were not defined from previous ultrasounds.

  • Fetal size in charts, weight
  • Anatomy details of the fetus
  • Pictures
  • Record video / DVD

How should I prepare for anomaly scan?

A moderate bladder filling is enough to allow the carry out of the intra-abdominal ultrasound.

Are there any additional costs for multiple pregnancies?

Yes. An additional 25% of the initial cost is added for mothers who expect multiple pregnancies.

When is the next ultrasound recommended?

The next ultrasound is recommended to take place around 32 weeks of pregnancy to evaluate the development of the fetus.

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