After your baby's heartbeat is checked, the main purpose of this scan is to check your baby's anatomy for normality.A thorough examination of your baby's brain, heart, spine, kidneys, organs and limbs will be undertaken.Most, will probably be given a printout of their baby by the sonographer as a keepsake, it is important to remember the main purpose of the scan.The ultrasound scan, is Its origins are in the early days of ultrasound where a more detailed ultrasound examination was performed to explain the abnormal results of a screening blood test, called the Triple Test or MSAFP Blood Test.
This is a detailed scan during which each part of the fetal body is examined.
Different babies of the same weight can have different head size, therefore dating in the later part of pregnancy is generally considered unreliable.
Dating using the BPD should be done as early as is feasible.
The weight of the fetus at any gestation can also be estimated with some accuracy using polynomial equations containing the BPD, FL, and AC.
computer softwares and lookup charts are readily available.
After checking your baby's heartbeat a thorough examination of your baby's brain, heart, spine, kidneys, organs and limbs will be undertaken.