The mid-pregnancy anomaly scan is done for checking any physical abnormalities in the growing baby.
Although it can’t pick up every problem, it gives the healthcare specialist (a sonographer) an idea about the baby’s bones, heart, brain, spinal cord, face, kidneys and abdomen and allows the healthcare specialist identify the following conditions some of which are very rare.
Open spina bifida
Bilateral renal agenesis
Lethal skeletal dysplasia
Edwards’ syndrome or T18
Patau’s syndrome or T13
What does the anomaly scan check inside the womb?
The sonologist doing the scan scrutinizes every part of the baby’s body and takes measurements to determine normal growth.
Checks the limbs to look for any deformities such as missing fingers or toes.
Thoroughly checks the brain, spinal cord, bones, heart, lungs, kidneys and abdomen and looks for congenital defects.
Checks the position of the placenta.
Determines if the amount of amniotic fluid is normal.