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Your scan can show: The scan isn't done to find out the sex of your baby.
It’s often impossible to tell whether you’re having a boy or a girl because of your baby's position during the scan. You’ll need to have a full bladder before early pregnancy scans (before 16 weeks).
Our nuchal translucency ultrasounds have a 90-95% accuracy rate and although the scan cannot tell for certain whether your baby will be affected, it can help you decide whether or not you should have further diagnostic tests.
That means you’ll need to drink about a pint of water.
When your bladder's full, it pushes your womb up so the sonographer can see better.
The 12 week Nuchal Translucency Scan can be performed to assess the risks of Down's, Edward’s, Patau’s syndrome and to diagnose certain major fetal abnormalities.
This is the first stage at which the fetus can be seen in greater detail.
Nuchal Translucency is the collection of fluid which is under the skin at the back of your baby’s neck.