It is this probe which sends out ultrasound waves and picks them up when they bounce back.
The Sonographer will carefully examine your baby’s body.
https://uk/guidance/fetal-anomaly-screening-programme-overview Screening test for you and your baby patient leaflet – link below https://uk/government/publications/screening-tests-for-you-and-your-baby-description-in-brief The scans are offered to all pregnant women but they are not compulsory.
Consent for the examination will need to be given before the examination can take place , and staff will be happy to answer any questions to ensure that the parents understand what is going to happen and possible outcomes.
If you have any queries you may phone the number below.
Booking line opening times: Monday-Friday am - 5.00pm Booking telephone number: 01604 545636 Option 1 The ultrasound department is located within Radiology (area D) at Northampton General Hospital Click here for the hospital map Obstetric (pregnancy) screening scans The department offers two screening tests during pregnancy in accordance with the national fetal anomaly screening programme.
The 18-20 6 week fetal anomaly scan View Gallery The main purpose of the scan is to look for physical abnormalities in the unborn baby.
Please ensure that you have given your midwife your correct phone number and that you answer calls that may come from unknown or withheld phone numbers in this time period. In order for the Sonographer to get good images of your baby, the procedure is carried out in a dimly lit room. You will then be asked to raise your top to your chest and lower your skirt or trousers to your hips.
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Your midwife will request your first scan and an appointment letter will be sent to you.
Alternatively, if you are over 12 weeks pregnant, you may be phoned to offer you a short notice appointment.