The term echo and the 20 week scan are offered to everybody. Sometimes we would like to make a sonogram later in the pregnancy
Sometimes we want to check the growth of the baby more accurately. We measure with an ultrasound the size of the head, the belly and the thigh-bone. This way we can see if your baby grows well.
Sometimes we see at the 20 week scan that the placenta is low in the uterus. We want to check that again at 32 weeks pregnancy.
Checking of the position of the baby
At 36 weeks of pregnancy most babies are lying with their heads down. If the baby is in breech we always make another ultrasound to check this. In the hospital we can try to turn the baby.