The best time to come in for your ultrasound and “meet” your baby is between 28 to 32 weeks of pregnancy.
Image quality and performance ultrasound scan depends on:
i. Baby Position
ii. Gestational age
iii. Adequacy of amniotic fluid
iv. Maternal abdominal wall thickness
Why would you need an ultrasound?
You may be happily pregnant but do you know that every pregnancy has a small risk of fetal abnormality?
These abnormalities can be associated with chromosomal disorders, the most common ones being Down Syndrome (extra chromosome 21), Patau Syndrome (extra chromosome 13) and Edwards Syndrome (extra chromosome 18).As a pregnant woman, you owe it to yourself and your unborn child to have screening tests done when they are available.Syndrome (extra chromosome 13) and Edwards Syndrome (extra chromosome 18).As a pregnant woman, you owe it to yourself and your unborn child to have screening tests done when they are available.
Confirmation of Pregnancy & Fetal Viability Scan
When to scan: 6 -10 weeks
What it does: Confirm intra-uterine pregnancy, assess fetal age, exclude abnormalities such as ectopic pregnancy, detect presence of fetal heart activity, and detect presence of multiple pregnancies.
Nuchal Translucency Scan
When to scan: 11 – 13+6 weeks
What it does: Measure thickness of the Nuchal fold to assess if the baby has Down’s, Patau or Edward’s Syndrome.
Detailed Anomaly Scan
When to scan: 18 – 23 weeks
What it does: Assess fetal age, growth, position. Identify fetal structural abnormalities. Evaluate the placenta and amniotic fluid.
3D/4D Fetal Scan
When to scan: 28 – 32 weeks onwards
What it does: Detect any structural abnormalities. 3D scans are realistic, still pictures of your baby and are useful in helping doctors look for abnormalities. 4D scans are 3D images of your baby while the baby is moving.
There’s nothing like the excitement of seeing your baby for the first time. As such, having a 4D ultrasound is an extra special way for you and your husband to bond with your baby and to keep the DVD as a treasured memento.
2D Scanning for Fetal Growth Monitoring
When to scan: Monthly
What it does: It measures your baby bones, the head and the abdomen circumference and is plotted on the graph to see your baby growth pattern. If your baby is healthy all the measurements are not more or less than 2 weeks from the actual age of the baby at the time of scanning. It also measures and monitor amniotic fluid level in the gestational sac. Amniotic fluid index < 7 or > 23 may indicate some problem with the pregnancy.
Colour Doppler Ultrasound
When to scan: After 28 weeks
What it does: Ultrasound Doppler study the blood flow pattern of the baby umbilical artery or cerebral artery. It is only done in certain cases when the doctor suspects the blood flow and oxygenation to the baby is chronically compromised. Doppler ultrasound helps the doctor to decide the best time to deliver the compromised baby before too late.
How much does it cost?
|No.||Ultrasound Indication||Cost per session (RM)|
|1||Normal 2D Ultrasound for dating and Fetal growth||Please Call|
|2||3D/4D Ultrasound with CD||Please Call|
|3||Fetal anomalies Scan with report||Please Call|
|4||Doppler Ultrasound||Please Call|
|5||Transvaginal Scan||Please Call|
|6||Gynae Scan (Transabdomen)||Please Call|