Advanced Pregnancy - Placental site scan
From 34 weeks onwards
Occasionally the placenta can be low lying at an earlier scan in your pregnancy. This specific placental site scan will reassess the position of the placenta in relation to the internal os ( the birth canal). The placental site scan is best performed from 34 weeks. The placental site scan also includes the standard late growth scan.
Placenta usually moves out of the way by 32 - 36 weeks, however, if it does not, your obstetrician will be able to discuss the plan for your baby's safe delivery.
(The scan may sometimes have to be done vaginally to get a clear view of the birth canal, the internal os.)
The scan will take about half an hour and will :
- Confirm dates and Heart Beat
- how and hear baby's heart beat
- Confirm baby's growth and estimate weight
- Look at baby's anatomy again
- Check for Position of baby
- Check for Position of placenta
- Examine amount of Fluid around the baby
- Confirm gender if desired