Growth Scan

This scan is also known as a late pregnancy “welfare scan” and is performed during the third trimester of your pregnancy between weeks 26 and 40. It is employed for assessing the baby’s growth by measuring various parts of the body including checking the heartbeat of the baby. It is also helpful to establish the position of your baby and the location of the placenta in the womb, which helps your doctor to determine if it would be safe to deliver your baby vaginally or if a C-section may be required. The scan may also aid to confirm that your baby is growing well and the amniotic fluid in the womb is sufficient for your baby’s growth.