Anomaly Scans

One of our popular scans at Peek A Baby is the Anomaly Scan. It is a vital component of prenatal care that ensures your baby's development is on track.

With locations in Birmingham, Bromsgrove, and London, Peek A Baby is dedicated to providing expectant parents with top-quality ultrasound services in a warm and welcoming environment. Read on to learn more about what an Anomaly Scan entails and why it is important.

What is an Anomaly Scan?

An Anomaly Scan, also known as a mid-pregnancy or 20-week scan, is a detailed ultrasound examination conducted between 18 and 21 weeks of pregnancy. This scan provides a thorough assessment of your baby’s development, checking for any structural abnormalities and ensuring that everything is progressing as expected.

Earlier scans primarily confirm pregnancy and check for a heartbeat. Whereas the Anomaly Scan delves deeper into the intricate details of your baby’s anatomy. It provides a thorough overview of your baby’s organs, limbs, and overall physical development. To ensure that your baby is developing normally and help identify any potential issues early on.

The Anomaly Scan is a vital step in prenatal care. Providing a more detailed look at your baby’s health and development during this crucial stage of pregnancy.

What Does an Anomaly Scan Check for?

During an Anomaly Scan, our experienced sonographers will carefully examine various aspects of your baby’s anatomy. The scan covers a wide range of areas, including:

  • Brain and Spine: Checking for proper development and any abnormalities.
  • Heart: Evaluating the heart’s structure and function.
  • Abdomen: Inspecting organs such as the stomach, kidneys, and bladder.
  • Limbs: Ensuring the arms, legs, hands, and feet are growing normally.
  • Face: Looking for cleft lip or palate.
  • Placenta: Checking its position and function to ensure its supporting your baby properly.
  • Amniotic Fluid: Measuring the fluid around the baby to make sure it’s within a healthy range.

This detailed assessment helps ensure that you and your healthcare provider can make informed decisions about your pregnancy. As well as prepare for the healthiest possible outcome for you and your baby.

What is An Anomaly Scan

What Happens at an Anomaly Scan?

When you come for an Anomaly Scan at Peek A Baby, you can expect a warm and supportive environment designed to make you feel comfortable and cared for.

The process begins with you lying down comfortably on the examination table. Our skilled sonographer will apply a special gel to your abdomen. This gel helps the ultrasound transducer glide smoothly and facilitates the capture of clear, detailed images of your baby.

The scan itself typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The sonographer will examine and measure various parts of your baby’s body, including the brain, spine, heart, abdomen, limbs, and face. This thorough examination ensures that all aspects of your baby’s development are progressing as they should.

After the Anomaly Scan, the sonographer will discuss the findings with you. Giving you detailed insights into your baby’s health and answering any questions you might have.

Why Should I Have an Anomaly Scan?

First and foremost, the Anomaly Scan provides peace of mind by confirming that your baby is developing normally. This can significantly reduce anxiety and stress during your pregnancy. The scan also plays a vital role in early detection, identifying any potential issues that may require medical attention.

This early detection allows for timely interventions, ensuring the best possible outcomes. Additionally, the detailed information obtained from the scan enables you and your healthcare provider to make informed decisions about your pregnancy and birth plan, tailoring care to meet your specific needs.

Beyond the medical benefits, the Anomaly Scan offers a unique bonding experience and strengthens your emotional connection. As it gives you the chance to see your baby moving and growing. Having an Anomaly Scan is a proactive step in ensuring a healthy and informed pregnancy journey.

Why Choose Peek A Baby?

Whether you’re a first-time parent or adding to your family, trust Peek A Baby for exceptional care every step of the way. Our personalised care approach means we listen to your concerns and provide compassionate support throughout your scan.

Our experienced sonographers specialise in prenatal ultrasound examinations, ensuring accurate and detailed assessments. We’re equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provide high-quality imaging for precise diagnostics.

With the Anomaly Scan package at Peek A Baby, you'll receive three black and white thermal images and a written report of the scan. Additionally, in the event of any concerning results found, you will be advised to contact your GP or midwife immediately.

Book your Anomaly Scan with Peek A Baby

At Peek A Baby, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality prenatal care in a comfortable and welcoming setting. With locations in Birmingham, Bromsgrove, and London, our experienced team is here to support you every step of the way.

Don’t leave your peace of mind to chance. Book your Anomaly Scan below with Peek A Baby today and take the next step in your pregnancy journey with confidence.

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