2nd Trimester Fetal Ultrasound
Foetal Abnormality Scan (18-22 weeks of pregnancy)
This is done during 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy as good detail can usually be obtained allowing a more complete assessment of the baby’s structure.
A normal ultrasound examination cannot guarantee a normal fetus. Unfortunately there are still a few problems which cannot be seen. We cannot see all chromosomal abnormality. Some conditions are easier to spot then others, some are hard to see at all. Some conditions, including heart defects and bowel obstructions, may not be seen until later in your pregnancy. Having your mid pregnancy ultrasound will most likely rule out all these conditions, as the Vast majority of babies are born healthy.