Week 16 of pregnancy (Days 112-118)
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Our Specialist Sonographers start every scan with a fetal well-being check. You will receive a detailed report to take away. During the scan our Sonographer will take a peek between the legs to confirm baby boy or girl.
Gender Scan – weeks £ This is a scan to look for whether you are having a boy or a girl. It is 97% accurate – we cannot guarantee to absolutely always.
This scan is for early pregnancy usually between weeks. Designed for parents who would like reassurance and to see a heartbeat. Also, if you are unsure of your dates or cannot get to see your midwife as soon as you would like, these scans are perfect for giving you an estimated due date and confirm if a single or multiple pregnancy. Please note we use a transabdominal across your tummy probe for this scan. It is important to drink 1 litre of water 45 minutes before the scan.
Book Numi Reassurance Scan. This package is designed for parents who would like continued reassurance throughout the first trimester and to see a heartbeat on each scan. This is a great way to watch baby grow with your partner and see your baby in 4D throughout the first trimester. It is a traditional 2D scan that can be conducted at any stage of your pregnancy after your initial NHS appointment. The well-being scan focuses on the development of your unborn baby and allows us to check growth measurements, fetal movement, weight calculations, establish placenta position, amniotic fluid volume, provide an audible heartbeat trace and identify the position of your baby.
It is important to drink 1 litre of water 40 minutes before the scan if less than 20 weeks gestation. One of our most popular scans.
However, all pregnancy scans are performed by qualified and highly experienced obstetric sonographers and we provide NIPT test for the detection of genetic diseases such as trisomies, sex chromosome aneuploidies and microdeletions. We are open Monday – Saturday Am – Pm.
We offer a diagnostic dating scan from 7 weeks to accurately date your pregnancy in 2D (black and white). We would probably recommend having a 16 week sexing scan in either 2D or 4D, then All sexing scans are % accurate.
Your baby will double its weight in the next 3 weeks. Your baby is no longer a zygote or a single cell. The cells have multiplied rapidly and now the embryo is taking shape. From week 9 you can have Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening, to assess your risk of Down’s Syndrome and other conditions. The sixteenth week of pregnancy marks the start of a 3-week growth spurt. The fetus currently measures between By this stage, the fetus is inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid through the lungs, and both the circulatory system and urinary tract are fully functioning.
Muscles are continuing to develop and grow stronger. In particular, the muscles in the back and around and spine have gained strength and the fetus is now able to stretch and straighten more. In addition to this, both the eyebrows and eyelashes are now fully developed. The eyes, although still beneath closed eyelids, are now capable of making small side-to-side movement and are even able to perceive light. This fine hair is usually completely shed before birth.
Dating / Reassurance Scans
% Accurate Gender from 16 Weeks. Private Early Gender Scan Window to the Womb. Check the well-being of your baby, including baby/placenta position.
Online Booking. Click here or feel free to explore our site to find out more information or alternatively give us a call on – we’d be happy to chat! We have built up an enviable reputation with our gender scan as we are able to provide a confident and assured assessment of baby’s gender. At 16 weeks the structures inside your baby are very small. Reproductive structures are even smaller, typically only few millimeters in size. As these structures are still very small an accurate gender assessment from 16 weeks requires a good eye for detail, anatomical knowledge and lots of experience.
Our team all have a great deal of skill, knowledge and experience with interpreting these scans and can therefore provide you with a confident assured assessment. Usman, which allows for even more assurance. I visited a few other clinics with my previous pregnancies and can honestly say this one was the best by far.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a scan to look for whether you are having a boy or a girl. The later we scan the more accurate it is so we recommend waiting until at least 17 weeks if you can, and 18 weeks is even better. Measurements will be taken to check your baby is growing well. If the gender is proving difficult to determine we will ask you to go for a walk then try again.
Early Pregnancy Support Package ( Weeks); Dating scan (12 weeks+); Gender scan (16 weeks gestation onwards); Fetal anomaly scan ( weeks.
Obstetric ultrasonography , or prenatal ultrasound , is the use of medical ultrasonography in pregnancy , in which sound waves are used to create real-time visual images of the developing embryo or fetus in the uterus womb. The procedure is a standard part of prenatal care in many countries, as it can provide a variety of information about the health of the mother, the timing and progress of the pregnancy, and the health and development of the embryo or fetus.
The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology ISUOG recommends that pregnant women have routine obstetric ultrasounds between 18 weeks’ and 22 weeks’ gestational age the anatomy scan in order to confirm pregnancy dating, to measure the fetus so that growth abnormalities can be recognized quickly later in pregnancy, and to assess for congenital malformations and multiple pregnancies twins, etc.
Performing an ultrasound at this early stage of pregnancy can more accurately confirm the timing of the pregnancy, and can also assess for multiple fetuses and major congenital abnormalities at an earlier stage. There is no difference, however, in perinatal death or poor outcomes for infants. Below are useful terms on ultrasound: . In normal state, each body tissue type, such as liver, spleen or kidney, has a unique echogenicity.
Fortunately, gestational sac, yolk sac and embryo are surrounded by hyperechoic brighter body tissues. Traditional obstetric sonograms are done by placing a transducer on the abdomen of the pregnant woman. One variant, transvaginal sonography, is done with a probe placed in the woman’s vagina. Transvaginal scans usually provide clearer pictures during early pregnancy and in obese women.
Second-trimester anatomy scan (19+ weeks)
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. All pregnant women in England are offered an ultrasound scan at around 8 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. This is called the dating scan.
How ultrasound scans (sonograms) are used to measure your baby’s an early pregnancy scan (dating or booking scan) between 11 and 14 weeks It’s important to remember that scans aren’t completely accurate You’ll need to have a full bladder before early pregnancy scans (before 16 weeks).
Baby Connections is a private obstetric ultrasoun scanning centre at St Joseph’s Hospital with experienced sonographers. We offer a complete range of obstetric packages giving you the reassurance at all stages of your pregnancy. We perform early pregnancy scans, gender determination, 4D and late presentation scans. You are embarkign on a life changing journey. Baby Connections gives you the opportunity to capture and record these landmark occasions forever utilising state-of-the-art ultrasound technology in stunning high definition.
At six weeks the purpose of the early viability ultrasound scan is to confirm a fetal heartbeat and exclude an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes which can be dangerous for the mother. If you have unexpected bleeding which is extremely distressing then at BabyConnections we can provide you with an immediate appointment, usually on the same day, for your ultrasound scan giving you much needed reassurance.
Most early viability scans can be performed by scanning through your tummy trans-abdominally when you are six weeks gestation or greater, however if the pregnancy is earlier than expected or the ultrasound picture is unclear we would recommend you have a trans-vaginal scan TV with your consent.