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This will give you a more precise estimated due date.
Are you expecting just one baby, or could it be twins or (gulp) even more?
The sonographer will check your baby's spine for any visible abnormalities.
They will also look at the head, limbs, feet, heartbeat and check that the major organs are developing as they should.
I had to drink so much bloody water before my scan only to find there was a delay before my appointment – I felt like I was going to explode.
I'll never forget one nurse asking me, 'Do you think you could just pop to the loo and let just a little bit out? ’ When it comes to the actual scan you'll lie on your back and then some sticky, clear gel will be rubbed over your abdomen.
Here are the main checks they'll be making: Your baby will be measured and the exact stage of pregnancy will be calculated from the measurement made from crown to rump.They will look at the placenta itself and will take note of its position, which may have implications for later in the pregnancy.A low-lying placenta usually moves up later in the pregnancy but if it doesn't, it can cause problems in labour so they will want to check its movements throughout your pregnancy.It's more common to be told you're less far along than you thought you were, rather than that you're actually further along in the pregnancy.You may also be offered a nuchal translucency test at this appointment.
Occasionally, if they can't see what they need to, the sonographer may ask you to have a transvaginal scan, where a very thin probe is used to look at the baby from close to the cervix. You will be able to watch the monitor and see the first pictures of your baby, which is always an extraordinary moment, whether this is your first baby or your fifth.