“How many NHS pregnancy scans do I get?”

In a normal, low-risk pregnancy, you will be offered two NHS pregnancy scans.

As the NHS website explains, your first scan between 10 and 14 weeks gestation; the second at 18-21 weeks gestation.

All being well, there will be no need for any other NHS scans after that.

There are many reasons, however, why you might go on to have more pregnancy scans.

If your pregnancy is considered “high risk” due to maternal health problems – including but not limited to complications in a previous pregnancy – you may be offered additional NHS pregnancy scans.

Also, after your two routine scans, your midwife will periodically measure your baby bump. If she feels there is any discrepancy in your baby’s size—if you are measuring small or large for your dates—you may be offered another scan.

Finally, you may need extra scans in the third trimester if you notice a change or reduction in baby’s movements. Those performed in the third trimester are called growth scans.

If you’d like any additional information about NHS pregnancy scan or private pregnancy scans at Sneak-A-Peek Ultrasound, have a browse of my website.

If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, feel free to get in touch and I’ll be happy to help. However, please expect a delay of at least a few days as I’m busy scanning and helping scan clients.

To a happy and healthy pregnancy,

Maria Birch.

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