It’s also known as: the twenty-week scan, anomaly, anatomy scan.
This is one of the most important ultrasound scans you’ll have during your pregnancy.
At this scan, Our sonographer will check that your baby's major organs are developing normally.
The scan takes a close look at your baby's:
- heart and major blood vessels
Our sonographer will also check the position of the placenta andumbilical cord, and measure the amount of amniotic fluid around your baby.
When to have it: 20-22 weeks
Cost: $320 and then a rebate of ~$91.
Duration: 30-40 minutes
- Medical report (up to 2 business days)
- 1 (4 x 6″) glossy photo
- 3 black and white photos
- Tricefy (all digital files captured on the day and sent to your email or phone)
Frequently Asked Questions
Morphology Scan is considered to be a very safe procedure with no known risks to either the mother or the baby. There is no radiation involved in this scan and it does not use any harmful chemicals.
If you have any concerns about the safety of this procedure, please speak to your doctor or midwife.
Your doctor or midwife will usually recommend that you have your Morphology Scan between 20 and 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Morphology Scans are important in helping to assess the health and development of your baby. This scan can detect some birth defects and conditions, such as spina bifida, that may require further treatment or monitoring.
You should drink plenty of water before your scan. This will help to fill up your bladder, which will make it easier to see your baby on the ultrasound. You should also empty your bladder before the scan begins.
During the scan, a gel will be applied to your stomach. The gel helps to transmit the ultrasound waves and allows them to bounce off your baby. A handheld device called a transducer will be used to create images of your baby on a screen.
The sonographer performing the scan will look at different parts of your baby's body to make sure that they are developing normally. This includes the head, brain, face, spine, heart, stomach, kidneys, and limbs. The scan usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.