The baby Gender Scan
Some expectant parents like suprises and they dont want to know the gender of their unborn baby. Others however are inpatient and they want to know the gender as soon as possible. This scan is not only to identify the gender of your baby but also a mini wellbeing scan to make sure that everything is in order for extra reassurance.
The purpose of this scan is to:
- Determine foetal sex
- General foetal well-being
- Placental position
- Normal levels of amniotic fluid
What is included with this scan?
Ultrasound report with a 2D b/w picture
Preparation for this Scan
We need your bladder full for this scan so you need to drink 1lt (2 pints) of water an hour before your scan.
What should I expect?
Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure and discuss the reasons for having the scan.
You will lie on the examination couch, asked to expose your lower abdomen and a small amount of gel will be placed on the skin. The ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions to obtain the best possible images.
Depending on the image quality of the transabdominal scan (TS), an internal or transvaginal scan (TV) might be necessary. Our sonographer will explain the reasons and the procedure and will get your consent.
The Pregnancy Ultrasound Scan
Pregnancy or baby ultrasound scans are very common part of prenatal care. This is because ultrasound scans are completely painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy: in early pregnancy, ultrasound is being used to confirm the baby's heartbeat and exclude any early stage abnormalities; later in pregnancy ultrasound is being used to evaluate the baby's oveall health.