The fetal wellbeing scan will check the wellbeing of your baby.
This is done by assessing the size of the baby and the amniotic fluid volume around the baby. The scan will give you an estimated weight for your baby. In addition, the blood flow in the umbilical artery can be assessed to give an indication of how well the placenta is working by Doppler Ultrasound. The scan will also assess the position of the baby. The scan lasts 30 minutes and you will get 1 glossy photos and a printed report
The fetal wellbeing scan is done between 24 and 32 weeks.
You may wish to have this scan to check the general wellbeing of the baby
You may also wish to have these scans if you have had pregnancy complications in your previous pregnancies. If you have had a previous pregnancy complicated by a pregnancy loss, high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, a small baby or growth restriction, diabetes. You may also wish for a second opinion of a wellbeing scan. Please note that the wellbeing scan is not a detailed medical diagnostic and screening service for the pregnancy.