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The sonographer will put some gel on your tummy and move a hand-held device (transducer) over your skin to pick up images of your baby.
If you’re having a scan in early pregnancy, you’ll need to drink a few glasses of water beforehand. A full bladder helps the ultrasound echoes to reach your womb, giving the sonographer a good view of your baby.
If your baby's still deep in your pelvis, or if you're overweight, the image may not be very clear. In this case, your sonographer may offer to do the scan through your vagina (transvaginal scan).
A transvaginal scan will give a much clearer picture of your baby, especially if you're at an early stage of pregnancy. You won't need a full bladder for this type of scan.
The vaginal transducer is long and narrow to fit comfortably inside your vagina. The sonographer will use a cover similar to a condom and will lubricate this with plenty of gel, so it slides in easily. She won't need to go in very deeply, and it won't harm you or your baby in any way.
You can have a nuchal translucency (NT) scan for Down's syndrome between 11 weeks and 14 weeks of your pregnancy, or when your baby measures between 45mm (1.8in) and 84mm (3.3in). In most cases, this will be combined with a blood test for increased accuracy.
In your second trimester you'll be offered an anomaly scan between 18 weeks and 21 weeks. This is to check that your baby is developing normally. If the anomaly scan shows that your placenta is lying low in your womb, you may need a follow-up scan at 32 weeks.
In your third trimester, your doctor may recommend that you have a growth scan between 28 weeks and 40 weeks. This will be if you: