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Growth Scan

We check your baby’s growth at any stage of pregnancy. Explore the crucial role of growth and developmental scans in the third trimester of pregnancy. London Pregnancy Clinic offers comprehensive scanning to monitor fetal growth, detect anomalies, and assess overall wellbeing, including the placenta and amniotic fluid.

Image of London Pregnancy Clinic fetal medicine specialist performing the Growth Pregnancy Scan in the third trimester.

What is a growth scan?

The term “growth scan” is used by many hospitals and ultrasound centres. A growth scan checks how well the baby is growing and usually performed at the third trimester of pregnancy. It checks fetal growth and vital signs.

In majority of the places the scan does not aim to exclude fetal anomalies.

Do we perform Growth Scans?

The short answer is yes:

What is the difference between Developmental and Growth Scans?

According to a recent publication from two London-based hospitals, which have good quality screening programs, a quarter (24.8%) of all fetal anomalies were diagnosed in the 3rd trimester (35-37 weeks). Developmental scan aims to exclude those fetal problems which have late manifestation.

At Developmental and Wellbeing Scan:

  • we check fetal structures especially brain, heart and kidneys to exclude anomalies which have a delay in development or previously undiagnosed
  • we check fetal growth
  • we check fetal wellbeing
  • we check the condition of the placenta and amniotic fluid volume

Do you want to know more or need a consultation?

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