An ultrasound scan is an imaging technique that uses ultrasound. It is used routinely in medicine and helps to verify that everything is well with your baby and its environment, using a vaginal or abdominal probe.
This examination is completely painless for you and your baby.
During pregnancy, it is recommended that a total of three ultrasound scans should be performed:
- One to date the pregnancy at 12 WA
- One to check that your child is developing normally at 20 weeks
- One at the end of your pregnancy to make sure your baby can wait for the delivery to begin