Growth Scan

When you step into the third trimester of pregnancy, you are bound to feel everything at once, scared, excited, nervous, happy, etc. There will be millions of questions running in your mind and even more doubts. Hold on mama, because this is entirely normal. But if you want to know how much your baby has bloomed in all this time, there are scans that you can go for. One such scan is the growth scan.

Growth scan is a scan done between the 28th to 32nd weeks of pregnancy. It is a standard scanning procedure used to check the development of the baby in the third trimester.

What is a Growth Scan?

A growth scan is an ultrasound scan done during the last trimester of pregnancy to determine the growth of the baby. It can be done once or many times (as per the requirement). The first fetal growth scan is suggested to be done between 28 weeks and 32 weeks of pregnancy to determine the growth and fetal wellbeing.

The second growth scan and colour Doppler studies are done closer to the due date, which is between 36 and 40 weeks.

What is the use of a Growth Scan?

A growth scan is very important to check the normal development of the foetus inside the womb.

To make it simpler, a growth scan is used to:

  • Check if the baby is healthy by monitoring the baby’s moves, breath, and stretches
  • Learn the position and weight of the baby
  • Determine the amount of amniotic fluid present
  • Check the position and maturity of the placenta
  • Check the position of umbilical cord
  • Check the wellbeing and circulation of the baby
  • Learn how a previous caesarean scar looks
  • Monitor twin pregnancy

How is the done?

A sonographer asks the patient to lie on a couch and uncover the abdomen and applies gel on the abdomen. Then he/she passes a handheld probe over the skin of the abdomen to examine the baby’s body. The gel is applied to make sure that there is good contact between the probe and the skin. As the probe moves, a black and white 2-D image of the baby will appear on the ultrasound screen.

With the help of the image on the screen, the doctor will check how the baby is doing by checking the movement, breath, etc. and will rate the baby on a total score of 10 (modified Mannings score). A high number indicates that the baby is doing well whereas a lower score can suggest that the baby is not getting enough oxygen from the placenta.

The doctor also checks the baby’s head (HC) and abdomen (AC) circumference to check if the baby is growing healthily inside the womb or not. The scan can also identify gestational diabetes. If the amniotic fluid is more than it should be, it is a sign that the mother may have gestational diabetes.

To find out more about how the baby is doing, the sonographer can perform a Doppler scan to see how well the placenta is working. This is done by measuring the flow of blood between the placenta and the baby. You can trust Motherhood hospital for this.

Why Motherhood?

You can trust Motherhood for your beautiful journey. Our Obstetric services include Antenatal care (before birth), Intrapartum care (during labour and delivery), and Postnatal care (after birth) which gives you and your little one womb-like care.

Our team of doctors will make sure you and your baby are healthy and active throughout the pregnancy via regular checkups. They assist you with all the tests you need to rule out any abnormalities and give you a chance to learn how to manage the discomforts of pregnancy. Motherhood delivers the best in women, newborn and children’s healthcare. Therefore, there is more than one reason to trust us!

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