Fetal Anomaly Scan
A fetal anomaly scan is the most extensive ultrasound examination carried out on the fetus during pregnancy.
It is performed between weeks 19 and 21 weeks.
An anomaly scan takes a close look at your baby. The person carrying out the scan (sonographer) will check that your baby is developing normally, and also look at where the placenta is located in your uterus.
This is the scan that assesses the development of baby from the brain, spine heart internal organs and limbs. Keep in mind that the scan’s main purpose is to check that your baby is developing normally, rather than whether you’re expecting a boy or girl.