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First trimester /NT -detail

Early Pregnancy/Viability scan: An early pregnancy scan is very important as it confirms the pregnancy and establishes a due date. It is a transabdominal scan (done over the tummy) and is performed between 7-11 weeks of the pregnancy. It also helps in confirmation of the number of embryos, the presence of a heartbeat and the detection of internal bleeding, if any.

NT scan: A Nuchal Translucency (NT) Scan is an ultrasound that measures the amount of fluid collected under the skin present at the back of the baby’s neck. It is usually done between 11-14 weeks of the pregnancy. The significance of the NT scan is that it helps in determining the likeliness of Down’s syndrome. Motherhood’s expert team of doctors are well trainede in performing NT Scans and providing you with the best possible assistance.

Transvaginal scan (TVS): It is an internal examination in which the specialist inserts an ultrasound probe of about 2-3 inches inside the vaginal canal. This test is performed between 6-10 weeks of pregnancy and is extremely useful in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy, cysts, fibroids, pelvic infection, etc.

Second-trimester scan

Anomaly scan: also known as mid-pregnancy scan, this test is usually performed between 18-21 weeks of the pregnancy. Motherhood’s expert team of doctors check for the development of the baby and the position of the placenta in this scan. The doctors carefully examine baby’s head, face, heart, abdominal walls, kidneys, placenta and amniotic fluid to check the healthy development. Various diseases or conditions like cleft lip, brain injuries, etc. can be determined with an anomaly scan.

Growth scan: as the name suggests, this diagnostic scan is to check for the baby’s overall development. Parameters like baby’s growth, weight, the quantity of amniotic fluid, the position of the placenta are looked up in this scan. It is also highly recommended, if you’ve had complications in previous pregnancies or if you have medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure.

Third-trimester scan

Interval growth scan: similar to a growth scan, the interval growth scan is usually performed between 28-32 weeks of pregnancy. This scan studies the biophysical profile of the baby which includes the movement of arms/legs stretches and flexes, breathing movements and opening and closing of hands. Motherhood’s extremely qualified team of professionals is well experienced at performing such testsand treating irregularities, if any.

Term scan: done at around 36 weeks of pregnancy, this is a final test to ensure that the baby is in good health. The doctors check for the exact location of the baby and the position of the placenta. Other parameters related to the baby’s health like the amount of amniotic fluid etc. are also checked. If everything is medically fit, the baby is all set for the delivery.



Dr. Kavya Krishna Kumar

Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Alwarpet, Chennai

Dr. Sireesha Reddy

Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Bangalore, Hebbal

Dr. Aarthi Bharat

Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Banashankari, Bangalore

Dr. Dhanalakshmi R

MBBS, DNB (Pediatric), MRCP CH, Followership in Neonatal Neonatal medicine(UK), PGPN (Boston university,USA), IPPN, ACLP
Consultant - Paediatrician and Neonatologist
Bangalore, HRBR Layout