Pregnancy Anomaly Scan


  • 30 minute appointment
  • This scan is available to women from the age of 16 years.
  • This scan is best performed around 18-21 weeks of the pregnancy.

A diagnostic scan to check for any major physical abnormalities or anomalies in the baby. This scan is best performed around 18-21 weeks of the pregnancy.

The scan looks in detail at the baby’s bones, heart, brain, spinal cord, face, kidneys and abdomen, with a view to investigate the:

  • Position of placenta
  • Development of foetus
  • Anatomical structures
  • Measurements at the expected gestational age
  • Cardiac abnormalities
  • Presence of cleft lip
  • Presence of open spina bifida

In the event of any concerning results found by the sonographer, you will be advised to contact your GP or the midwife immediately.

The Scan includes:

  • Three B/W thermal images
  • Written report of the scan

Please note that the aim of this scan is to ascertain any anomaly in the baby at the time of the scan, and we try our utmost to do that. However, with the best of intentions there is always a chance that certain anomalies are not visible clearly and may not be identified at this stage. This is considered a normal factor in the industry including the NHS. Peek-a-Baby/Ultrasound Care does not take any responsibility for any anomalies appearing or becoming evident at a later stage.