You may need to have a full bladder for this scan, as this makes the ultrasound image clearer.
You can ask your midwife or doctor before the scan if this is the case. Find out more about what happens during a pregnancy ultrasound scan.
Your midwife or doctor will book you a dating scan appointment.Screening for Down's syndrome will happen at the dating scan if: The screening test for Down's syndrome used at this stage of pregnancy is called the combined test.The combined test involves a blood test and measuring the fluid at the back of the baby's neck (nuchal translucency) with an ultrasound scan.The purpose of the dating scan is to: Some abnormalities may also be detected at this scan, such as neural tube defects (spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect).This depends on whether you have agreed to have the screening and when the scan takes place.And she started getting quite aggressive towards me and kind of in her, the way she was talking to me, and I kind of got a bit upset about this and said, 'Look, you know, I want you to do an internal scan, and if you can't see the baby properly I'm happy for you to do that. And my mum wasn't actually in the room at the time because you, they only, the hospital only allow you to have one person in the room with you at the time.